Simone Schaller, American hurdler, Died at 104

Simone Estelle Schaller Kirin was born on August 22, 1912, and died on October 20, 2016.

She was an American athlete

Schaller competed in two Olympic Games.

During the 1932 Summer Olympics, in Los Angeles, Simone finished 4th in the 80m hurdles event and in 1936, in Berlin, she was eliminated in the semi-finals in the same event.

Initially from Connecticut, Simone Schaller moved to California at the age of seven because of her father’s asthma.

Regardless of her been athletically active during her school days, she had only taken up hurdling three months prior to her 1932 appearance and both of her Olympic placings were disputed at the time.

Following the Olympics, Simone married a minor league baseball player and auto mechanic and worked as a food manager at a Temple City, California high school.

Simone Schaller passed away at 104 years old.