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Kathy McMillan

Full name: Kathy Laverne McMillan (-Ray)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: November 7, 1957 in Raeford, North Carolina, United States
Affiliations: TSU Tigers, Nashville (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

As an 18-year-old recent graduate of Hoke County High School in North Carolina, Kathy McMillan set a new U.S. record of 22-3 (6.78) in winning the 1976 AAU long jump. At the Montréal Olympics she had a marginal foul of 22-4½ (6.82), that would have won the gold, but McMillan had to settle for second place, that matched Willye White's performance of 20 years earlier as the best ever by a U.S. woman in the Olympic long jump. After the Games, McMillan enrolled at Tennessee State and placed second in the AAU in 1977 and 1978. In 1979 she won the AAU and was the Pan American Games champion, after winning bronze four years earlier. In 1980 she placed second in the "Olympic Trials", but was denied a trip to Moscow by the Carter Boycott. At the 1983 Pan American Games she won again gold in the long jump.

Personal Bests: 200 – 24.6 (1975); LJ – 22-3 (6.78) (1976); JT – 137-11 (42.04) (1979).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Athletics Women's Long Jump United States USA 2 Silver

Women's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round 2 6.66
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round One NP foul
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 7 6.31 6.31
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 6 6.43 6.43
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 6 6.47 6.47
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 2 6.66 6.66
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP foul
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Athletics United States Qualifying Round 10 QC 6.25
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 6 6.25
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round One NP foul
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 6 6.21 6.21
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP 6.25
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