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Barbara Ferrell

Full name: Barbara Ann Ferrell (-Edmonson)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'3" (159 cm)
Weight: 104 lbs (47 kg)
Born: July 28, 1947 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States
Affiliations: Los Angeles Mercurettes, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Barbara Ferrell, a student at Los Angeles State and later a member of the Los Angeles Mercurettes, won the 100 m and finished second in the 200 m at the Pan American Games in 1967 and the following year, after winning both sprints at the Final Trials, she finished second in the 100 m and fourth in the 200 m at the Olympics. At the München Games four years later, she again reached the 100 m final, placing seventh, but was eliminated in the semi-finals of the 200 m. Barbara Ferrell equalled the world record of 11.1 for 100 m in winning the 1967 AAU and won the 220 y in 1969. Indoors, she won the AAU 60 y in 1968 and 1969, and the 240 y in 1969.

Personal Bests: 100 – 11.11 (1968); 200 – 22.87 (1968); LJ – 18-11¼ (5.77) (1972).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics Women's 100 metres United States USA 2 Silver
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics Women's 200 metres United States USA 4
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics Women's 100 metres United States USA 7
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics Women's 200 metres United States USA 7 h2 r3/4

Women's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final 2 11.1 11.15 5
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 11.3 11.37
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat One 1 QU/OR 11.1 11.12
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Round One Heat Six 1 QU/=OR 11.2 11.28
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics United States Final 7 11.45 5
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 4 QU 11.49 4
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat One 3 QU 11.38 5
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics United States Round One Heat Four 3 QU 11.47 3

Women's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final 4 22.9 22.93 1
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU/OR 22.8 22.87
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Round One Heat Three 1 QU/OR 22.9 22.94
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 7 23.39 2
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat One 4 QU 23.30 1
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics United States Round One Heat One 2 QU 23.38 5

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States USA Final 1 WR 42.8 42.88 4
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States USA Round One Heat One 1 QU/WR 43.4 43.50