Wyomia Tyus Induction - March 2007

 EDUCATION:
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Tennessee State University, Bachelor of Science, 1968.
ATHLETIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
 
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Three time Olympic Gold Medalist, One time Olympic Silver Medalist
Þ First person, male or female, in history of modern Olympic Games to win Gold Medal for the 100 meter dash in two consecutive Olympic (1964 and 1968).
Þ Five-time World Record holder in the 50, 60, 70 and 100 yard dash and the 100 meter dash.
Þ Ten-time AAU National Champion
Þ All–American Athlete in both the indoor and outdoor competition.
Þ Gold Medal Winner in the 200-Meter Dash in the 1967 Pan American Games.
Þ Represented in United States in more than twenty international competitions, winning the majority of them.
Þ Competed in Amateur and Professional Track and Field Meets from 1960 to 1975.
HONORS:
Þ 2006 The Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame (First Female)
Þ 2004 African American-Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame
Þ 1999 Dedication: The Wyomia Tyus Olympic Park, Griffin, GA (165 Acre)
Þ 1993 NCAA “Silver Anniversary Award”
Þ 1985 United States Olympic Hall of Fame
Þ 1984 Olympic Flag Carrier for the XXIII Olympic Games, Los Angeles (First American Women in history of  Olympic Games)
Þ 1981 Women’s Sports Hall of Fame, New York
Þ 1980 National Track and Field Hall of Fame, West Virginia
Þ 1979 Black Athletes Hall of Fame, New York
Þ 1975 United States Track and Field Hall of Fame, Indiana
Þ 1966 Goodwill Ambassador to Africa by Appointment of the U.S. Department of State.
PUBLICATIONS:

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Inside Jogging for Women, Contemporary Books, Chicago, Ill.
Þ Olympic Let Down, Women’s Sports Magazine.
Þ II Dream A World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America, Tabori & Chang. (Appearance Only)FILM & TELEVISION APPREANCES:
Þ Women Gold Medal Winners, Film by Bud Greenspan
Þ Greatest Sports Legends, ABC Television
Þ Going for the Gold, Film by Carnation Company USA  Þ Black Entertainment Television Sport
Þ  ABC Superstars, ABC Television 
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Challenge of the Sexes, NBC Television
Þ Merv Griffin Show, Syndication                                       
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Sports Look with Roy Firstone, ESON
Þ The Victor Sports Award