Barbara Jones (athlete)

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Barbara Jones
Wilma Rudolph, Lucinda Williams, Barbara Jones, Martha Hudson 1960.jpg
Jones (2nd right) at the 1960 Olympics
Personal information
Born March 26, 1937 (1937-03-26) (age 79)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Alma mater Tennessee State University
Height 171 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 60 kg (132 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Sprint
Club TSU Tigers, Nashville
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 100 m – 11.5 (1955)
200 m – 25.0 (1953)[1][2]

Barbara Pearl Jones (later Slater, born March 26, 1937) is a retired American sprinter. She was part of the 4 × 100 m relay teams that won gold medals at the 1952 and 1960 Olympics and at the 1955 and 1959 Pan American Games. At the 1952 Olympics she became the youngest woman to win an Olympic gold medal in athletics, aged 15 years 123 days.[3] She later became a member of the U.S. Paralympic Games Committee.[1]