|Full name||Gwendolyn Lenna Torrence|
|birthday||June 12, 1965|
|place of birth||Decatur|
|Best performance||10.82 s ( 100 m )
21.72 s ( 200 m )
49.64 s ( 400 m )
|End of career||1997|
Torrence was born in Decatur, Georgia, attended Columbia High School and then the University of Georgia . During her career, she has won medals in all major sporting events, such as World Championships, the Pan American Games , the Goodwill Games , the Universiade and the Olympic Games.
At the XXV. At the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona she won gold in the 200-meter run in front of the two Jamaicans Juliet Cuthbert (silver) and Merlene Ottey (bronze), a team gold medal in the 4 x 100 meter relay with her teammates Evelyn Ashford , Esther Jones and Carlette Guidry as well as a team silver medal in the 4 x 400 meter relay with their teammates Natasha Kaiser , Jearl Miles and Rochelle Stevens .
At the XXVI. At the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta , she was able to build on her successes from 1992 and won bronze in the 100-meter run behind the American Gail Devers (gold) and the Jamaican Merlene Ottey (silver). She also won a team gold medal in the 4 x 100 meter relay with her teammates Gail Devers, Inger Miller and Chryste Gaines .
After the national indoor championships in 1997, where she won the silver medal over 60 meters, she withdrew from active sport. Since then she has been working as a hairdresser. Torrence is married with two children.
- Gwen Torrence in the database of World Athletics (English)
- Gwen Torrence in the Sports-Reference database (English; archived from the original )
- Georgia Sports Hall of Fame (English; PDF; 148 kB)
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Torrence, Gwendolyn Lenna (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American athlete and Olympic champion|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 12, 1965|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Decatur , Georgia , USA|