Full name: Theodora Ann "Tidye" Pickett (-Phillips)
Height: 5'2" (158 cm)
Weight: 104 lbs (47 kg)
Born: November 3, 1914 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: November 17, 1986 in Chicago Heights, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Chicago Park District
Country: United States
By running in the 80 metre hurdles at the 1936 Olympic Games, Tidye Pickett became the first African-American woman to represent the United States at the Olympic Games. She represented the Chicago Park District, and attended Illinois State University, which had no women’s sports at the time. In 1934 she ran on a world-record setting 4x110 yard relay team.
Personal Best: 80mH – 12.1 (1936).
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