Wyomia Tyus

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Wyomia Tyus (born August 29, 1945 in Griffin, Georgia) is an American athlete, and the first person to retain the Olympic title in the 100 m.

Tyus, from Tennessee State University, participated in the 1964 Summer Olympics at age 19. In the heats of the event, she equalled Wilma Rudolph's world record, propelling her to a favored position for the final, where her main rival was fellow ... more »

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