Mildred McDaniel

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Mildred McDaniel
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Birth nameMildred Louise McDaniel
BornNovember 4, 1933
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
DiedSeptember 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 Mildred Louise McDaniel in Atlanta, Georgia, she attended David T. Howard High School.[1] 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.[2] In 1983 she was inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.[3]


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


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  3. ^ "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.

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