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Gwen Torrence Biography

"shoooosh, She Was Gone", Chronology, Competes In Olympics, Fastest Woman In The World


American track and field athlete

In 1995, sprinter Gwen Torrence was ranked No. 1 in the 100 meters and the 200 meters by Track and Field

Gwen Torrence

News; the magazine also named her the top American athlete overall. She has won numerous championships, and at the 1992 Olympics, won gold medals in the 200 meters and 4 × 100 meter relay, as well as a silver medal in the 4 × 100 meter relay. At the 1996 Olympics, she won bronze in the 100 meters and gold in the 4 × 100 meter relay.

Sketch by Kelly Winters

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