Tessa Sanderson

Great Britain

Track & Field (Javelin Throw)

B: March 14, 1956

1984 Olympic Champion

Born in Jamaica, Sanderson became the second female track and field athlete to compete in six Olympic Games. She made her debut with a 10th place finish at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal. She failed to qualify for the final in 1980, but in Los Angeles in 1984 Sanderson became the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal for Great Britain. She did not qualify for the final in Seoul, finished fourth in Barcelona and just missed qualifying for the final in Atlanta in 1996. She won the Commonwealth Games three times (1978, '86 and '90), won a European Championship silver medal in 1978 and finished fourth at the World Championships in 1983 and 1987. Sanderson competed as a heptahtlete early in her career, recording a personal record of 6125 points in 1981.

SUPERSTARS RECORD
EVENT
PLACE POINTS MONEY
EVENT WINS
1979 U.K. Women

7

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