Evelyn Ashford

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.