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Isabelle Daniels

Full name: Isabelle Francis Daniels (-Holston)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-5 (166 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: July 31, 1937 in Jakin, Georgia, United States
Died: September 8, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Affiliations: TSU Tigers, Nashville (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

In 1955, Isabelle Daniels finished second in the 60 m and was on the winning 4×100 m relay team at the Pan American Games (with [Barbara Jones], [Mae Faggs], and [Mabel Landry]). Although Daniels finished second to [Mae Faggs] in the 1956 AAU 100 m, she reversed the decision at the Final Trials and went to Melbourne as the first-string U.S. sprinter. At the Games she was initially awarded third place in a desperately close finish, but after a reexamination of the photo finish she was placed fourth. In the relay she ran the anchor leg on the team that set a new U.S. record of 44.9 behind Australia and Great Britain, with all three teams bettering the previous world record. At the 1959 Pan American Games she won a gold medal in the 60 m, a silver medal in the 200 m and again the gold medal in the 4×100 m relay (with [Barbara Jones], [Lucinda Williams], and [Wilma Rudolph]). Isabelle Daniels won five AAU sprint titles outdoors and seven indoors. She was also a member of the Tennessee State team that won the AAU relay for five years in a row. She became a girls’ track coach at Ronald E. McNair High School in Georgia, and was named National Coach of the Year by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association in 1990. Daniels was inducted into the Tennessee State University Hall of Fame in 1984, and the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 1987.

Personal Bests: 100 – 11.6 (1956); 200 – 23.6 (1959).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Athletics Women's 100 metres United States USA 4
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay United States USA 3 Bronze

Women's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Athletics United States Final 4 11.8 11.98 6
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 11.7 11.94
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Athletics United States Round One Heat Three 2 QU 11.6 11.91

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Athletics United States USA Final 3 44.9 45.04 1
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Athletics United States USA Round One Heat Two 2 QU 45.4 45.52
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