Full name: Emma Reed (-Wright)
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: May 30, 1925 in Redwood, Mississippi, United States
Died: April 4, 2014 in Seattle, Washington, United States
Affiliations: TSU Tigers, Nashville (USA)
Country: United States
Emma Reed was a long and high jumper for Tennessee State, whose only international appearance came at the 1948 Olympics in London. In 1948 she was runner-up at the AAU Outdoors in the high jump, and won the AAU Indoor high jump championship. She also won the 1947 AAU Junior title in the high jump.
Reed became a teacher, starting with several years at Barber Scotia College in North Carolina. As Emma Reed-Wright, she moved to Washington, DC, where she taught in the Montgomery County Public School System. After retiring she worked with youth groups in DC. She became an avid tennis player, and also coached in that sport.
Personal Bests: LJ â 18-4Â¼ [5.59] (1948); HJ â 5-0Â¾ [1.54] (1948).
|1948 Summer||23||London||Athletics||Women's High Jump||United States||USA||14T|
|1948 Summer||23||London||Athletics||Women's Long Jump||United States||USA||12|
|1948 Summer||23||London||Athletics||United States||Final Standings||14T||1.40|
|1948 Summer||23||London||Athletics||United States||Final Round||12||4.845|
|1948 Summer||23||London||Athletics||United States||Qualifying Round||11T||QC||5.290|