|Birth name||Mildred Louise McDaniel|
November 4, 1933|
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
September 30, 2004 (age 70)|
Pasadena, California, U.S.
Born Mildred Louise McDaniel in Atlanta, Georgia, she attended David T. Howard High School. She competed for the United States at the 1956 Summer Olympics held in Melbourne, Australia where she won the gold medal in the women's high jump event. In the process, she beat the current world record holder, Iolanda Balas and set a new world record.
She attended the Tuskeegee Institute where she played basketball. While there she was the National Champion in 1953, 1955 and 1956. In 1983 she was inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.
McDaniel-Singleton died in Pasadena, California, aged 70, from undisclosed causes.
- "Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Members by Year" (PDF). Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. Archived (PDF) from the original on July 5, 2017. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
- Mildred Louise McDaniel Singleton at Find a Grave (cites November 3, 1933 as date of birth)
- Millie McDaniel at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com
- Mildred McDaniel at the International Olympic Committee
- "McDaniel-Singleton, 1956 Olympic High Jump gold medalist dies" IAAF.org. October 7, 2004. at the Wayback Machine (archived 2004-10-20)
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