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Ernestine Pollards

Full name: Ernestine Pollards (-Thorp, -Wallace)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 115 lbs (52 kg)
Born: January 19, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: January 22, 2014 in Altamonte Springs, Florida, United States
Affiliations: Mayor Daley Youth Foundation, Chicago (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


Raised with a twin brother, Ernest, Ernestine Pollards ran sprints for the Mayor Daley Youth Foundation in Chicago, and competed in the 1960 Olympic Games while still a student at Crane High School. Her best year was 1961 when she ran on a 4x100 metre relay team that broke the world record in a dual meet against the Soviet Union, and competed in three international duals against the USSR, West Germany, and Great Britain. Pollards later married Earl Wallace, raised two boys, and coached club track in Chicago.

Personal Best: 100 – 11.8 (1960); 200 – 23.7 (1961).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 18 Roma Athletics Women's 200 metres United States USA 4 h5 r1/3

Women's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1960 Summer 18 Roma Athletics United States Round One Heat Five 4 24.5 24.64
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