Mildred McDaniel

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Mildred McDaniel
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Born November 4, 1933
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Died September 30, 2004 (age 70)
Pasadena, California, U.S.

Mildred "Millie" McDaniel-Singleton (November 4, 1933 – September 30, 2004) was an American athlete, who competed mainly in the women's high jump event during her career.

Born as Mildred Louise McDaniel in Atlanta, Georgia, 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 went to the Tuskeegee Institute, where she also played basketball. While there she was the National Champion in 1953, 1955 and 1956.[1]


Mildred McDaniel-Singleton died in Pasadena, California, aged 70, from undisclosed causes.