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Millie McDaniel

Full name: Mildred Louise "Millie" McDaniel (-Singleton)
Nickname(s): Tex
Gender: Female
Height: 5'9" (176 cm)
Weight: 121 lbs (55 kg)
Born: November 4, 1933 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: September 30, 2004 in Pasadena, California, United States
Affiliations: Tuskegee Institute, Tuskegee (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

After winning the AAU outdoor high jump in 1953, both the outdoor and indoor titles in 1955 and 1956, and the gold medal at the 1955 Pan American Games high jump, Millie McDaniel of Tuskegee Institute achieved the ultimate in track & field by winning an Olympic gold medal with a world record performance of 5-9¼ (1.76). For good measure she also beat the former world record holder, lolanda Balaş of Romania. She was also a basketball player for her institute.

Personal Best: HJ – 5-9¼ (1.765) (1956).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Women's High Jump United States USA 1 Gold WR

Women's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank BHC MBHC TMBHC TABHC C/F/P
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round 1 WR 1.76 1 3 11
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round 1.40 metres 1T o 0 0 1 1.40
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round 1.50 metres 8 o 0 0 2 1.50
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round 1.55 metres 17 o 0 0 3 1.55
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round 1.60 metres 12 xo 1 1 5 1.60
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round 1.64 metres 7 o 0 1 6 1.64
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round 1.67 metres 3 o 0 1 7 1.67
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round 1.70 metres 1 OR xo 1 2 9 1.70
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round 1.72 metres 1 p 1 2 9 1.70
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round 1.74 metres 1 p 1 2 9 1.70
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round 1.76 metres 1 WR xo 1 3 11 1.76
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round 1.78 metres 1 p 1 3 11 1.76
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round 1.80 metres 1 xxx 1 3 11 1.76
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round 7T QU 1.58 0 0 4
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1.40 metres 1T o 0 0 1 1.40
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1.50 metres 7T o 0 0 2 1.50
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1.55 metres 7T o 0 0 3 1.55
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1.58 metres 7T o 0 0 4 1.58