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Margaret Bailes

Full name: Margaret Ann Bailes (Johnson-)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: January 23, 1951 in Bronx, New York, United States
Affiliations: Oregon Track Club, Eugene (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

The 16-year-old Mrs. Margaret Bailes of the Oregon Track Club began her career as one of the top U.S. sprinters with a fifth place in the 1967 AAU 200m. The following year she won the AAU 100m after equaling the world record of 11.1 in both the heats and the final. In the 200m at the AAU, Bailes finished second to Wyomia Tyus, but at the Final Trials a week later, the positions were reversed – Tyus took the 100m, while Bailes won the 200m with Tyus in second place. At the 1968 Olympics, Bailes reached the finals of both sprints, finishing fifth in the 100m and seventh in the 200m. Margaret Bailes was a member of the relay team that set a new world record of 42.8 and at the end of the season she retired from the sport at the age of 17.

Personal Bests: 100 – 11.30 (1968); 200 – 22.95 (1968).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 17 Ciudad de México Athletics Women's 100 metres United States USA 5
1968 Summer 17 Ciudad de México Athletics Women's 200 metres United States USA 7
1968 Summer 17 Ciudad de México Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR

Women's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1968 Summer 17 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final 5 11.3 11.37 4
1968 Summer 17 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 11.5 11.53
1968 Summer 17 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat Three 2 QU 11.3 11.34
1968 Summer 17 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 1 QU/=OR 11.2 11.30

Women's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1968 Summer 17 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final 7 23.1 23.18 2
1968 Summer 17 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 22.9 22.95
1968 Summer 17 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Round One Heat One 2 QU 23.1 23.17

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1968 Summer 17 Ciudad de México Athletics United States USA Final 1 WR 42.8 42.88 4
1968 Summer 17 Ciudad de México Athletics United States USA Round One Heat One 1 QU/WR 43.4 43.50