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Gwen Torrence

Gwen Torrence
Personal information
Born (1965-06-12) June 12, 1965 [1]
Atlanta, Georgia
Height 5 ft 7+1/2 in[2]
Weight 125 lb (57 kg)
Sport
Country United States
Sport Track and field
Updated on 9 February 2014.

Gwen Torrence (born June 12, 1965) is a retired University of Georgia.

Torrence won medals at the Summer Olympics, Outdoor & Indoor World Championships, Pan American Games, Goodwill Games, and World University Games.

In 1988, Torrence achieved a tie with Evelyn Ashford in the 55 m race at the U.S. national indoor championships. She also had many battles both on the track and in the press with Florence Griffith Joyner.

In the 200 m at the 1995 World Championships, she was disqualified for stepping out of her lane after finishing first. This left her idol, Merlene Ottey, to be promoted to first place.

Contents

  • International competitions 1
  • National titles 2
  • Personal bests 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
1985 World University Games Kobe, Japan 1st 4×100 m relay
1987 Pan American Games Indianapolis, United States 1st 200 m
1st 4×100 m relay
World University Games Zagreb, Yugoslavia 1st 100 m
1st 200 m
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 5th 100 m
6th 200 m
1989 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 2nd 60 m
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 2nd 100 m
2nd 200 m
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 1st 200 m
1st 4×100 m relay
2nd 4×400 m relay
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 3rd 100 m
2nd 200 m
2nd 4×100 m relay
1st 4×400 m relay
1994 Goodwill Games Saint Petersburg, Russia 1st 100 m
1st 200 m
1st 4×100 m relay
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 1st 100 m
1st 4×100 m relay
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 3rd 100 m
1st 4×100 m relay

National titles

Personal bests

Outdoor
Indoor

References

  1. ^ "Gwen Torrence". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Gwen Torrence". usatf.org.  

External links

  • Gwen Torrence profile at IAAF
  • Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
  • databaseOlympics
Awards
Preceded by
Le Jingyi
United Press International
Athlete of the Year

1995
Succeeded by
none
Preceded by
Gail Devers
Women's Track & Field ESPY Award
1995
Succeeded by
Kim Batten
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Merlene Ottey
Women's 200m Best Year Performance
1992
19941995
Succeeded by
Merlene Ottey
Marie-José Pérec & Mary Onyali
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