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Olga Kevelos: Breaking the Mold

Olga Kevelos

As I trolled through the internet to find pictures of vintage motorcycles I came across this picture of woman riding her vintage dirt bike. The woman in the picture is Olga Kevelos, successful trials rider during the 1950’s. Initially Olga started riding to spend time with her boyfriend, but only to discover she had aptitude and talent for the sport.   The James Motorcycle Company soon discovered her talent and offered to sponsor her, which is fairly remarkable for this time period.  She went on to win two gold medals on a 500CC Norton in the international six day trials and continued to compete through the 1960’s.  Below is the video made for her obituary, not only does it discuss her motorcycling, but her experiences in World War Two.

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This entry was posted on January 25, 2012 by in Inspiring Women.

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