Lillian Copeland was an American athlete, who excelled in weight throwing. She has been called "the most successful female discus thrower in U.S. history," and held multiple titles in shot put and javelin throwing as well. In the 1928 Olympics she won the silver medal for the discus throw and in 1932 she won the gold medal in this event.
Nurmi, center, crosses the finish line after his race against eight runners from the Sherman School’s track team, named the Indians. Some of the 45,000 spectators can be seen in the stands in the background.
A U.S.C. Trojan is captured from a worm's-eye view while making a high jump attempt. Blurry ground sprawls along the bottom edge. Beyond it, at center, the high jumper is in mid-air as he passes over the bar. His body is horizontal and facing camera. He stretches an arm over his head and to the left. The high jump bar stretches horizontally beneath him. On the ground and near the left edge, a track official stands to the side of the bar and watches the jump attempt. The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum's stands stretch across the background.