Evelyn Ashford

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Evelyn Ashford


Ashford has been honored numerous times over the years for her many contributions to her sport. She was inducted into the USA Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1997, and joined other distinguished athletes in the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 2005

•Ashford experienced her last Olympic win in 1992, as a member of the 400-meter relay team that won gold at the Games held in Barcelona, Spain. Following the '92 Olympics, she retired from competition.

•Ashford participated in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, where she won silver in the 100 meters, coming in second to Florence Griffith-Joyner. Ashford was part of the gold medal-winning 400-meter team in '88, as well.

•On her home turf, Ashford clinched gold at the 1984 Olympics in L.A., winning the top honor in the 100 meters—and setting a new Olympic record for the event—with a 10.97-second finish. Ashford took home another gold that year as part of the 400-meter relay team. Also in '84, she broke her own world record, running the 100-meter race in 10.76 seconds during a competition in Zurich, Switzerland.

•Evelyn Ashford was only a freshman when she made her Olympic debut at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, Canada. There she placed fifth in the 100-meter dash

•At the 1979 World Cup, Ashford came in first in both the 100- and 200- meter


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