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Cheryl Toussaint

Full name: Cheryl Renee Toussaint (-Eason)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
Weight: 119 lbs (54 kg)
Born: December 16, 1952 in Brooklyn, New York, United States
Affiliations: New York University Violets, New York (USA) / Atoms Track Club, Brooklyn (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Cheryl Touissant of NYU and the Atoms Track Club, lost her place as the U.S. "No. 1" in 1972. She finished second to Carol Hudson in the AAU and lost at the Final Trials to Madeline Manning. At the Olympics she was eliminated in the heats of the 800 m, but her fifth place in the 400 m at the Final Trials earned her a spot on the relay team where her 51.3 third leg made a significant contribution to the new U.S. record of 3:22.8. She won the AAU indoor 880 y in 1972 and 1973. At the 1971 Pan American Games she won gold with the 4×400 metres relay (with Esther Story and the non-Olympians Gwen Norman and Mavis Laing).

Personal Bests: 200 – 24.4 (1976); 400 – 52.3 (1977); 800 – 2:03.0 (1975).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 19 München Athletics Women's 800 metres United States USA 6 h2 r1/3
1972 Summer 19 München Athletics Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay United States USA 2 Silver

Women's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1972 Summer 19 München Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 6 2:08.90 4

Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) ST
1972 Summer 19 München Athletics United States USA Final 2 3:25.15 52,3
1972 Summer 19 München Athletics United States USA Round One Heat Two 2 QU 3:28.63