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Rayma Wilson

Full name: Rayma Bess Wilson
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6.5 (169 cm)
Weight: 128 lbs (58 kg)
Born: August 28, 1910 in Portland, Oregon, United States
Died: June 21, 1985 in Orange County, California, United States
Affiliations: Pasadena Athletic and Country Club, Pasadena (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


Rayma Wilson competed for the Pasadena Athletic Club and attended UCLA, which did not have women’s track & field at the time. In 1928 she was AAU Champion in the 800 metres, which doubled as the Olympic Trials, and set the first recognized American record in the process, 2:30.2. In an obscure event, she also set a world record in the 300 metres in 1928. Wilson joined the WAVES (United States Naval Reserve / Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) in 1942 and served until 1945, and then re-enlisted in 1948, eventually serving as a lieutenant.

Personal Bests: 300m – 43.2 (1928); 800 – 2:32.6 (1928).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 17 Amsterdam Athletics Women's 800 metres United States USA 10 h2 r1/2

Women's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1928 Summer 17 Amsterdam Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 10
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