At age 19, a Wyomia Tyus appearance was seen in the 1964 Summer Olympics, tying for a 100-meter World Record. She then went on to win the gold medal in the finals, and also won a silver medal with the 4x100 meter relay team. The following years of Tyus’ career were highlighted by numerous national awards in sprinting events, including a first place finish in the 200 meter at the Pan-American Games. In 1968, Tyus returned to defend her Olympic title in the 100 meter, setting a new World Record of 11.0 seconds. A Wyomia Tyus appearance on the final leg of the 4x100 meter relay also helped set a new World Record, winning a gold medal in the process. After the 1968 Olympics, Tyus retired.
In 1973, Wyomia Tyus returned to the track when she was invited to compete in the 60-yard dash in the new Professional International Track Association competitions. She won eight of 18 races during the first year, and made a surprising comeback the following year, winning all the 22 events she entered.
**Wyomia Tyus Speaker**
The list of Wyomia Tyus speaker experiences includes working as a coach at Beverly Hills High School and as a founding member of the Women’s Sports Foundation.
**Wyomia Tyus Appearance**
Off the field, there was a Wyomia Tyus appearance with her family on the Richard Dawson era of Family Feud.
**Wyomia Tyus Endorsement**
As the first woman to retain the Olympic title in the 100-meter race, a Wyomia Tyus endorsement is rooted in sporting excellence, Olympic success, and track and field history.
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