In 1936, afraid of getting their Fascist clocks cleaned by freedom-loving Americans, the Nazis decided to cheat. They pressured a fellow named Hermann Ratjen to pass himself off as a female high-jumper named Dora. S/he took fourth, and -- more remarkably -- continued competing for two more years. Her teammates say they "never suspected a thing," despite the fact that Ratjen "was pretty weird" and had a deep voice.
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