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us: Ashford, Evelyn

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    • Birth Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Shreveport (La.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) University of California, Los Angeles
    • Gender

    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Track and field athletes
          (lcsh) Olympic athletes
      • Sources

        • found: Coaching Evelyn, 1991: CIP galley (Evelyn Ashford; U.S. Olympic gold medal runner)
        • found: African American National Biography, accessed November 25, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Ashford, Evelyn; track and field athlete, Olympic Medalist; born 15 April 1957 in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States; entered UCLA with an athletic scholarship (1975); won individual Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women national championships (1977); finished first at the TAC Championships, Pan-American Games, and World Cup (1979); won seventeen of eighteen outdoor sprint finals at the TAC Championships and the World Cup (1981); named female Athlete of the Year by Track & Field News; set her first world record at the U.S. National Sports Festival in Colorado (1983); earned two gold medals at the Los Angeles Olympic Games (1984); named Track & Field News Athlete of the Year and her race in Zurich was named Performance of the Year (1984); won her third gold medal at the Seoul Olympic Games (1988); received the FloHyman Trophy from the Women's Sports Foundation (1989); won her fourth gold medal at the Barcelona Olympic Games (1992); elected to the USA Track & Field Hall of Fame (1997), the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame (2006) and the new Sacramento Sports Hall of Fame (2007)
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