Wyomia Tyus

Track and field athlete Wyomia Tyus (1945–    ), born in Griffin, Georgia, won an Olympic gold medal for the 100-meter run and a silver for the 4x100-meter relay at the 1964 Tokyo games. In the 1968 Mexico City games, the games in which she showed she was part of the Olympic Project for Human Rights by wearing black shorts, she won two gold medals for the 100-meter run and the 4x100-meter relay. She was the first person to win the Olympic gold medal twice for the 100-meter event. She later became a professional track competitor,a television sports commentator, and a high school coach in Beverly Hills, California, and was a founding member of the Women's Sports Foundation. She tells her life story in Tigerbelle: The Wyomia Tyus Story (2018, with Elizabeth Terzakis) and earlier wrote Inside Jogging for Women (1978)

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