Edith Marie MCGUIRE

United States of America USA

Athletics

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
    2 S
  • Games participations
    1
  • First Olympic Games
    Tokyo 1964
  • Year of Birth
    1944
Olympic Results

Biography

Edith Marie MCGUIRE

Although she won her Olympic title at 200 m, Edith McGuire of Tennessee State was initially a better prospect at the shorter sprint and the long jump. In 1963 she won these two events at both the AAU indoor and outdoor meets and won the 100 m at the Pan American Games, where she also won bronze in the long jump. In the Olympic year, she specialized in the longer sprint to good effect and was undefeated in major races over 200 m throughout the season. Prior to her Olympic victory Edith McGuire won the AAU 200 m in 1964 and defended her title at 220y in 1965. Indoors she won the AAU 200y in 1965 and the 220y in the following year. McGuire eventually married (Mrs. Duvall), became a teacher, and settled in Detroit, where she worked with underprivileged children as part of a federal program.

Personal Bests: 100 – 11.47 (1964); 200 – 23.05 (1964); LJ – 19-4¾ (5.91) (1961).

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Tokyo 1964

S
100 metres
100 metres Athletics
G
200 metres
200 metres Athletics
S
4 x 100 metres Relay
4 x 100 metres Relay Athletics