Shirley Crowder

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameShirley Ann•Crowder (-Meadows)
Used nameShirley•Crowder
Born22 March 1939 in Temple, Georgia (USA)
Measurements173 cm / 60 kg
AffiliationsTSU Tigers, Nashville (USA)
NOC United States


Shirley Crowder was a hurdler for Tennessee State University who won the 1960 Final Olympic Trials in the 80 metre hurdles. She also won three AAU titles, in the 80 hurdles in 1957 and 1959, and the indoor 50 yard hurdles in 1958. Crowder competed for the US at the 1959 Pan-American Games, placing sixth in the hurdles, and in the first USA-USSR dual meet in 1959.

Personal Bests: 80mH – 11.2 (1960); LJ – 18-0¼ [5.49] (1960).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Shirley Crowder
80 metres Hurdles, Women (Olympic) 4 h6 r1/3