Facts & Informaton
- She was born in Louisiana on April 15, 1957.
- She is a 5-time Olympian who has won both silver and gold
- She attended the University of Los Angeles, California
- Has won two 1979 World Cup titles, then another two world championships in 1981
- In the 1984 Olympics, she won the gold medal in the 100-meter dash
- In 1984, she set a world record for being the first woman to run 100 meters in under 11 seconds
- In 1992, she became the oldest woman to run an Olympic medal in track and field
- In 1986, she finished first in the Goodwill Games
- Her Olympic debut happened at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, Canada
- She attended Roseville High School in California
- She was inducted into the USA Track & Field Hall of Fame in 1997, the in the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 2005.