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Edith McGuire

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Inducted: 1979, athlete

Born: June 3, 1944 - Atlanta, Georgia

Events
100 m - 11.40
200 m - 23.05
220 yd. - 24.10


Another Tennessee State University sprinter who became an Olympic star, Edith McGuire achieved her fame at the 1964 Tokyo Games, winning a gold medal and two silvers. Her gold medal came in the 200m, in which she set an Olympic record of 23.05, capping an undefeated season in that event; she won silvers in the 100m, finishing behind Tennessee State teammate (and fellow Hall of Famer) Wyomia Tyus, and in the 4x100m relay. During her relatively short career, McGuire won four outdoor National AAU titles, taking the 200-220 title in 1964 and 1965 and the 100 and long jump crowns in 1963. She also won two AAU indoor at the 220-yard distance. She later became a school teacher in Detroit and worked with underprivileged children.

Records Held
World Record: 220 yd. - 24.10
American Record: 200 m - 23.05 (October 19, 1964 - )

Championships
1964 Olympics: 100 m (2nd)
1964 Olympics: 200 m - 23.05 (1st)
1964 Olympics: 400 m relay (2nd)
1963 AAU: Long Jump (1st)
1963 AAU: 100 m (1st)
1964 AAU: 200 m (1st)
1965 AAU: 200 m (1st)

Education
undergraduate: Tennessee State (Nashville, Tennessee), 1966

Occupations
Teacher

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