Michelle Recart recently competed in a sporting event as a huasa, half of a collera, the first to do so since the rules were changed in 2010 to allow women to compete. (And no, those words aren’t typos…)
Her appearance was notable because the sport has a long-standing tradition of being exclusively male. All of the sport’s heros are men, and until Michelle Recart started competing, all of the competitors were male.
And yet, interestingly enough, the only statue raised to this sport’s greatest hero, winner of most championships since the sport began, was sculpted by a woman.
Question for today: Where was she (the woman who made the sculpture) born?
Extra credit: Where is this sculpture located (what city)?
And when was this sculpture unveiled?
As usual, please let us know how long you took to answer the question, and what search/research methods you used to find it!
Image credit: Wikipedia, 1940