|Born||Sarah Winifred Benedict Mayer |
October 16, 1896
|Died||1957 (aged 60–61)|
Mayer was born on 16 October 1896, in London.
Mayer first trained in judo by Gunji Koizumi at the Budokwai in the 1920s. In 1934, she travelled to Japan to expand her knowledge in judo by studying at the Kodokan. In February 23, 1935, she became the first non-Japanese woman to obtain a black belt.
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