Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Olympian Willye White Dies

Willye White dies this year at age 67. She was a five-time Olympian and two-time Olympic silver medalist in track and field. At the age of 16 in the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, Australia she won a silver in the long jump. She competed in 5 consecutive Olympic Games between 1956 and 1972. Willye is the only American to have done this in track and field.

In 1981 she was inducted into the USA Tack & Field Hall of Fame. After her athletic career she dedicated her life to underprivileged children.


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home