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Millie McDaniel

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMildred Louise "Millie"•McDaniel (-Singleton)
Used nameMillie•McDaniel
Born4 November 1933 in Atlanta, Georgia (USA)
Died30 September 2004 in Pasadena, California (USA)
Measurements176 cm / 55 kg
AffiliationsTuskegee Institute, Tuskegee (USA)
NOC United States


After winning the AAU outdoor high jump in 1953, both the outdoor and indoor titles in 1955 and 1956, and the gold medal at the 1955 Pan American Games high jump, Millie McDaniel of Tuskegee Institute won an Olympic gold medal with a world record performance of 5-9¼ (1.765) at the 1956 Melbourne Games. For good measure she beat the former world record holder, lolanda Balaş of Romania. She was also a basketball player for Tuskegee.

Personal Best: HJ – 5-9¼ (1.765) (1956).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Millie McDaniel
High Jump, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold

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