Name: Wyomia Tyus
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): 100-meter, 200, 4x100
DOB: 8/29/1945
Birthplace: Griffin, Ga.
Hometown: Griffin, Ga.
College: Tennessee State University
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (1964, 1968); four-time Olympic medalist (3 golds, 1 silver)
  • Tokyo 1964, gold (100-meter), silver (4x100)
  • Mexico City 1968, gold (100, 4x100)
Personal: Daughter of Willie and Marie Tyus...Has three older brothers...Member of the Olympic Protest for Human Rights...Participated in a silent protest during the Olympic Games Mexico City 1968 when she wore black shorts in each of her events...Founding member of the Women’s Sports Foundation...U.S. Track and Field Hall of Fame inductee.