gold, silver, bronze
At the 1968 Mexico City Games Heldman won a medal in all three events she entered. She won a gold in mixed doubles, a silver in women's doubles, and took the bronze in women's singles.
Julie's mother, Gladys Heldman, was the founder of the modern WTA tour and the editor of World Tennis magazine. See our tennis section for more information on Julie's career.
One of the world's top players in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Heldman was one of nine top-ranked tennis stars who founded the Virginia Slims Tour, the first women's professional tennis tour. Heldman was a member of the U.S. Federation Cup teams in 1966 and 1969, and 1974, she was also a semi-finalist at the 1974 U.S. Open, the 1970 French Open, and the 1974 Australian Open. She is a member of the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
Birth and Death Dates:
b. Dec. 8, 1945
Use links below to navigate through the olympics section of Jews In Sports.
Jewish Sports Legends: The International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, by Joseph Siegman (Washington, D.C.: Brassey's, 2000)
Great Jews in Sports by Robert Slater (New York: Jonathan David Publishers, 2000)