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Wyomia Tyus Biography - Early Training, Olympic Success, Chronology, Awards And Accomplishments, A Coach's Influence - SELECTED WRITINGS BY TYUS:

world track barely medals

1945-

American track and field athlete

She became a world champion barely out of high school. She broke records in almost all the track events in which she competed. She was the first person, man or woman, to win consecutive Olympic gold medals for the 100-meter race. Yet, despite three Olympic gold medals and one silver medal, her accomplishments seemed to slip by with barely a commentary from the world around her. Whether it was racism, sexism, or the political climate, Wyomia Tyus stood up to the challenges of her time and proved herself a world-class athlete.

Wyomia Tyus

SELECTED WRITINGS BY TYUS:

Inside Jogging for Women, Contemporary Books, 1978.

Sketch by Eve M. B. Hermann

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about 6 years ago

Was MS TYUS BORN WITH A CONGENITAL BIRTH DEFECT CALLED cLUB-feet.

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over 6 years ago

you was great out there i hope i can be like you when i grow up you was fast and u was great at every thing you do.