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Edith McGuire

Full name: Edith Marie McGuire (-Duvall)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
Born: June 3, 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Affiliations: TSU Tigers, Nashville (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold, 2 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

Although she won her Olympic title at 200 m, Edith McGuire of Tennessee State was initially a better prospect at the shorter sprint and the long jump. In 1963 she won these two events at both the AAU indoor and outdoor meets and won the 100 m at the Pan American Games, where she also won bronze in the long jump. In the Olympic year, she specialized in the longer sprint to good effect and was undefeated in major races over 200 m throughout the season. Prior to her Olympic victory Edith McGuire won the AAU 200 m in 1964 and defended her title at 220y in 1965. Indoors she won the AAU 200y in 1965 and the 220y in the following year. McGuire eventually married (Mrs. Duvall), became a teacher, and settled in Detroit, where she worked with underprivileged children as part of a federal program.

Personal Bests: 100 – 11.47 (1964); 200 – 23.05 (1964); LJ – 19-4¾ (5.91) (1961).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 20 Tokyo Athletics Women's 100 metres United States USA 2 Silver
1964 Summer 20 Tokyo Athletics Women's 200 metres United States USA 1 Gold OR
1964 Summer 20 Tokyo Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay United States USA 2 Silver

Women's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1964 Summer 20 Tokyo Athletics United States Final 2 11.6 11.62 7
1964 Summer 20 Tokyo Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 11.6 11,67
1964 Summer 20 Tokyo Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat Three 1 QU 11.4w
1964 Summer 20 Tokyo Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 1 QU 11.4 11,47

Women's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1964 Summer 20 Tokyo Athletics United States Final 1 OR 23.0 23.05 2
1964 Summer 20 Tokyo Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 23.3 23,37
1964 Summer 20 Tokyo Athletics United States Round One Heat Five 1 QU 23.4w 23.47w

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1964 Summer 20 Tokyo Athletics United States USA Final 2 43.9 43.92 5
1964 Summer 20 Tokyo Athletics United States USA Round One Heat Two 1 QU 44.8 44,83
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