Wyomia Tyus

United States

Track & Field (100/200 Meters)

B: August 29, 1945

1964 & 1968 Olympic 100 Meter Champion

Tyus was the first person to win the 100 meter dash at consecutive Olympics, winning in 1964 in Tokyo and 1968 in Mexico City. In Mexico City she also led the United States to gold in the 4x100 meter relay and set a world record of 11.08 second in the 100 meters. She was sixth at 200 meters in Mexico City and captured a silver in the 4x100 meter relay in 1964. In 1967, she won the gold medal over 200 meters at the Pan American Games. Tyus later ran on the professional International Track Association circuit, winning all 22 events she entered in 1974. Tyus was ranked first in the world at 100 meters by Track & Field News in 1964 & '68.

SUPERSTARS RECORD
EVENT
PLACE POINTS MONEY
EVENT WINS
1975 Women's Preliminary 2
3
29
$5,400
Obstacle Course
1975 Women's Final
10
4
$400
None
1976 Women's Preliminary 1
4
28
$2,800
Basketball
1976 Women's Final
11
0
$0
None
1980 Women's Final
7
13
$3,900
N/A
TOTALS
74
$12,500
2

PERSONAL BESTS
Tennis
6th
1976 Women's Final
Basketball
12
1976 Women's Preliminary 1
Rowing
47.49
1976 Women's Preliminary 1
Bowling
171
1976 Women's Preliminary 1
Softball Throw
168' 11"
1976 Women's Preliminary 1
Bike Race - 1/4 Mile
39.80
1975 Women's Final
Bike Race - 1/2 Mile
1:26.71
1976 Women's Preliminary 1
Obstacle Course
24.59
1976 Women's Preliminary 1
Points Scored

29

1975 Women's Preliminary 2


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