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Fémina Sport à Bordeaux en 1923
André Theuriet was an Olympic swimmer and participated in 1908 Olympics in London in freestyle swimming. He was two-time finalist in the rugby championship in France in 1911 and 1913. He was also the co-founder of the first school of rugby in France established in 1924.
This picture was taken as part of a match in Bordeaux in 1923.3
Despite Theuriet’s many accomplishments the women have larger smiles and I would go so far as to say that these women may have been beaming with pride to be pictured with him but moreso for what they represented as women athletes.