Edith McGuire

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Edith McGuire
Medal record
Women's athletics
Competitor for the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1964 Tokyo 200 metres
Silver medal – second place 1964 Tokyo 100 metres
Silver medal – second place 1964 Tokyo 4x100 metre relay
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1963 São Paulo 100 metres
Bronze medal – third place 1963 São Paulo Long jump

Edith Marie McGuire (born June 3, 1944), later known as Edith McGuire Duvall, is a former American sprinter.

Born in Atlanta, McGuire ran for Tennessee State University. TSU had a very successful women's sprinting team, The Tigerbelles, in the 1960s, including triple Olympic champions Wilma Rudolph, Wyomia Tyus, and McGuire.

Although McGuire's running career was short, she won six AAU titles, in three different events. Her specialty, however, was the 200 m/220 y, in which she won four of her six national titles. In 1964, she was undeafeted in her favourite event, and went to Tokyo as the main contender for the 200 m gold medal at the 1964 Summer Olympics.

McGuire first competed in the 100 m in Japan, and lost out in the final to team mate Tyus. But in the 200 m final, she held off Poland's Irena Kirszenstein to take the gold medal. She added a third medal to her tally as a member of the American 4 x 100 m relay team, which placed second to Poland.

Edith McGuire ended her athletics career in 1965, and became a teacher. At present, she owns a number of fast food restaurants in Oakland, California together with her husband Charles Duvall.

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