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Wyomia Tyus

Awards And Accomplishments

1964 First place in Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) 100-meter race; gold medal in 100-meter race and silver medal in 4×100-meter relay at Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan
1965 First place in AAU 100-yard and 60-yard race; set world record for 60-yard race
1966 First place in AAU 100-yard, 220-yard, and 60-yard races; sets world record for 60-yard race
1967 Gold medal for 200-meter dash at Pan American Games
1968 Gold medals for 100-meter race and 4×100-meter relay at Olympic Games in Mexico City, Mexico; sets world record for 100-meter race at 11.08 seconds
1969 Governor of Georgia names January 25, 1969 Wyomia Tyus Day
1974 Set world indoor record for 70-meter race
1980 Inducted into National Track and Field Hall of Fame
1981 Inducted into International Women's Sports Hall of Fame
1984 Inducted into "Avenue of Athletes" by Echo Park Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles, California
1985 Inducted into United States Olympic Hall of Fame
2001 Voted one of Georgia's top athletes by Georgia Sports Hall of Fame

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