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Sheila Echols

Full name: Sheila Ann Echols (-Williams, -Gross)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Weight: 115 lbs (52 kg)
Born: October 2, 1964 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Affiliations: Athletics West/Nike Track Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

A sprinter and long jumper who attended Louisiana State University, Sheila Echols competed at the 1988 and 1992 Olympics. She won gold in the 4x100 at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Echols also won a silver medal in the sprint relay at the 1993 World Championships. She was a gold medalist in the 100 metres at the 1989 World Cup, and won a gold medal in the 4x100 relay at the 1987 Pan American Games.

Although she won her international medals as a sprinter, Echols was better known nationally as a long jumper. She competed in the long jump at the 1988 and 1992 Olympics, placing seventh in 1992 but not making the final in 1988. She was US Champion in the long jump in 1988 and was an eight-time runner-up in the event at either the US Nationals or the Olympic Trials. While at LSU, Echols won the 1987 NCAA Championship in the long jump, where she set her PR of 6.93 (22-9¼).

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.83 (1988); LJ – 6.94 (1987).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay United States USA 1 Gold
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics Women's Long Jump United States USA 16 QR
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Athletics Women's Long Jump United States USA 7

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics United States USA Final 1 41.98 6
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics United States USA Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 42.12
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics United States USA Round One Heat Three 1 QU 42.39

Women's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD SBMD
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round 16 6.37
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 8 6.37
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round One 4 6.37
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 7 6.29 6.37
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP foul
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Athletics United States Final Round 7 6.62
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Athletics United States Final Round Round One 3T 6.51
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 4 6.62 6.62
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 7 6.14 6.62
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 7 foul 6.62
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 7 foul 6.62
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP 6.44
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Athletics United States Qualifying Round 10 QC 6.55 6.55
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 5 6.55 6.55
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round One NP foul
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 5 6.55 6.55 NM
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP 6.55
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