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Tidye Pickett

Full name: Theodora Ann "Tidye" Pickett (-Phillips)
Gender: Female
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: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


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 4×110 yard relay team.

Personal Best\: 80H – 12.1 (1936).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics Women's 80 metres Hurdles United States USA 6 h2 r2/3

Women's 80 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 6
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 3 QU 12.4
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