At the 1948 Olympic Games in London, she won bronze in the 200-meter run behind the Dutchwoman Fanny Blankers-Koen and the British Audrey Williamson , making her the first African-American woman to win an Olympic medal.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American sprinter|
|DATE OF BIRTH||September 27, 1926|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||New Orleans|
|DATE OF DEATH||23rd August 1996|
|Place of death||National City|