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Margaret Matthews

Full name: Margaret Rejean Matthews (-Wilburn)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: August 5, 1935 in Griffin, Georgia, United States
Affiliations: TSU Tigers, Nashville (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Margaret Matthews picked up an Olympic bronze medal in the relay after she had failed to qualify for the final in her specialty event. In the long jump, after setting a U.S. record of 19-4 (5.89) at the 1956 AAU, she improved to 19-9¼ (6.02) at the Final Trials but could not repeat this form in Melbourne. She won the AAU in 1957-59 and took a silver medal in long jump at the 1959 Pan American Games.

Personal Bests: 100y – 11.1 (1958); LJ – 6.18 (1958).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay United States USA 3 Bronze
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics Women's Long Jump United States USA 18 QR

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics United States USA Final 3 44.9 45.04 1
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics United States USA Round One Heat Two 2 QU 45.4 45.52

Women's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round 18 5.12
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round One NP foul
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Two NP foul
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Three NP 5.12
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