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Google pays tribute to Kitty O'Neil, once the fastest woman in the world

In 1976, Kitty O'Neil was crowned the 'fastest woman alive' for shattering all records for driving a rocket-powered car. Today's Google Doodle pays her a tribute

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BS Web Team New Delhi
Google Doodle on Friday paid tribute to Kitty O'Neil, an American stunt performer who was once crowned "the fastest woman in the world".

On the occasion of O'Neil's 77th birth anniversary, Google hailed the rocket-powered vehicle driver who had been deaf since childhood. The doodle was made by Washington DC-based deaf guest artist Meeya Tjiang, who illustrated O Neil's life by positioning her next to a rocket-powered car, depicting the ace race driver's daredevil career.

Who was Kitty O'Neil?

Born in 1946 to a Cherokee Native American mother and Irish father in Corpus Christi in Texas, United States, Kitty faced a major setback

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First Published: Mar 24 2023 | 9:54 AM IST

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