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Willye White

White, who may be even less remembered than Coachman, was a two-time Olympic silver medalist and a consistent model of athletic excellence as a member of an incredible five U.S. Olympic teams–1956, 1960, 1964, 1968 and 1972.

She won her first silver medal in the long jump in 1956 in Melbourne, Australia. At the 1964 Games in Tokyo, she won another silver medal as a member of the 4×100-meter relay team. In addition to her Olympic achievements, she was a member of – and medalist on – four Pan American teams. In 1959, she set an American long jump record that stood for 16 years.

White is a member of the National Track and Field Hall of Fame, the National Association of Sport and Physical Education Hall of Fame, the Black Sports Hall of Fame, the Women's Sports Foundation Hall of Fame, the Chicago Sports Hall of Fame, the Helms Hall of Fame, the Mississippi State Hall of Fame and the Tennessee State University Hall of Fame.

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