Dec 18, 2020
Who was the first athlete to retain their Olympic gold medal title in the 100 metres?
If you thought it was Carl Lewis, you're WRONG.
If you're wrong, we don't blame you because it's as though Wyomia Tyus's record has been overlooked when writing the history of Olympic gold medal success.
In this episode, Jody and David speak with former US Olympic athlete Wyomia about her mission to tell her story and the incredible story of the Tigerbelle track team that dominated women's athletics over this period.
Wyomia goes right back to her beginnings to recall how she made it to Olympic level, holding the world record in the 100 metres and her history-defining feats of winning the 100-metre gold in 1964 and 1968.
Wyomia's story is incredible. You're going to love this.
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