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Germany restores '36 high jump record

Updated: November 23, 2009, 8:57 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Gretel Bergmann matched a German high jump record on June 30, 1936.

Two weeks later, the 5 feet, 3 inches she jumped in Stuttgart, Germany, was all but obliterated and she was kicked off the team.

Bergmann was Jewish. She would miss that year's Berlin Olympics. There was no way the Nazis would allow a Jew to compete and possibly win.

Now comes news that Germany's track and field association restored the mark, calling the decision an "act of justice and a symbolic ...

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