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Lacey O'Neal

Full name: Leahseneth "Lacey" O'Neal
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 137 lbs (62 kg)
Born: March 30, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Sports International Track Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Lacey O'Neal began sprinting and hurdling in her native Hawai'i, though her team had little funds. They ran on a grass or dirt track and had difficulty going to meets on the mainland. She managed to make two Olympic teams, in 1964 and 1972, and also competed for the US twice in dual meets in 1961 against the Soviet Union and West Germany. She attended the University of Hawai'i and ran for Sports International Track Club. O'Neal is best remembered for coining the word, "girlcott" in reference to the proposed 1968 boycott of the Olympic by black American athletes. O'Neal stated that the black females would not girlcott, because they were still trying to make strides for female athletes. The term was later used by many other women, notably Billie Jean King.

Personal Bests\: 100 – 11.7 (1972); 100H – 13.1 (1972); SP – 38-11i (11.86) (1972).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 20 Tokyo Athletics Women's 80 metres Hurdles United States USA 7 h2 r2/3
1972 Summer 28 München Athletics Women's 100 metres Hurdles United States USA 7 h2 r2/3

Women's 80 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1964 Summer 20 Tokyo Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 7 10.9 10,99
1964 Summer 20 Tokyo Athletics United States Round One Heat Three 4 QU 10.9w 10.93w

Women's 100 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1972 Summer 28 München Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 7 13.89 1
1972 Summer 28 München Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 4 QU 13.78 3
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