Highlights from the History of Needham in 100 objects
Needham's Olympians
Oar used by brothers, Robert and Roger Cutler, in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin as members of the men's Coxed Four rowing team.
Kellogg's Corn Flakes box featuring the 2012 United States Women's Gymnastics Team.

In 2012 and again in 2016, Needham eagerly cheered the success of Aly Raisman as she and the American gymnastics team won their medals at the London and Rio Olympics. Her victorious performances put Needham on the Olympics map. Raisman was the most successful, but not the only Olympic athlete from Needham. Overall Needham has sent twelve competitors to the Olympics.

Olive Hasenfus went to Amsterdam in 1928 and Berlin in 1936 as a reserve member of the women's track and field teams, though she did not compete in either year. In 1936 her cousins Joseph and Walter went to Berlin on the canoe team, placing fifth in their races.

Also in 1936, brothers Robert and Roger Cutler, sons of Senator Leslie B. Cutler, were members of the men's Coxed Four rowing team in Berlin, though they did not qualify for the finals. The oar on display is one they used in Berlin.

Needham High School and NHL hockey star Robbie Ftorek won a Silver Medal at the 1972 Games in Sapporo. In Innsbruck in 1976 Susie Kelley and her partner placed 17th in Ice Dancing. David Jensen played with the USA Ice Hockey Team in 1984 in Sarajevo. Seth Bauer was the coxswain for the men's Coxed Eights rowing team in Seoul in 1988, helping to win a bronze medal. Mary Mazzio competed in women's rowing, placing 11th in Barcelona in 1992. Pam Fernandes won the gold medal for the United States in cycling in the 2000 Paralympics in Sydney.

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