Mitchell, Maxine

(1917-1991) – AFLA national foil champion (1952, ’54, ’55, ’58). Member, U.S. Olympic team (1952, ’56, ’60). Finalist, Olympic foil individual (1952) – sixth place




Mrs. Maxine Mitchell, 51, a member of the U.S. Olympic women’s fencing team, on the sex tests prior to the Games: “I must admit I was worried for a while. I have four children and eight grandchildren. I wondered what I was going to tell them. ‘Call me grandpa’?”
from Sports IIlustrated

Maxine Mitchell and Janice York Romary
This photo is a gift from Grant Mitchell, Maxine’s son

1967 US Pan Am Games Women’s Foil Team

Left to Right: Veronica Smith, Harriet King, Jan Romary, Maxine Mitchell


Coach McKee and his Cavaliers in southern California with Olympian Maxine Mitchell (3rd from right)