Wyomia Tyus


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Wyomia Tyus Was the First Olympic Athlete to Successfully Defend Her Sprint Title in a Subsequent Olympiad. At the 1964 Games in Tokyo, Tyus Ran the 100-Meter Dash in 11.2 Seconds in the Preliminary Heats, Tying Wilma Rudolph's World Records, and Went on to Win the Gold Medal. That Year She Also Was a Member of the American 4x100-Meter Relay Team, Which Won a Silver Medal. In 1965 and 1966, Tyus Took the Outdoor 100-Meter AAU Championship. In 1966, She Also Won the 220-Yard Dash. Indoors, She Won the 60-Meter Dash Three Years in a Row (1965-1967), Setting New World Records Each Time. At the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, Tyus Again Took the Gold Medal-Winning 4x100 Meter Relay Team Again Setting a New World Record Time.


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