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Wyomia Tyus

She was fast!

The American track athlete Wyomia Tyus wins the 100m sprint at the 1968 Olympic games and sets a new world record of 11.08 sec. Tyus also won the gold medal in 100m 4 years before that, at the 1964 Olympics.

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Beamon’s 8.90m

Mexico City summer Olympics: Bob Beamon jumps a distance of 8.9m, wins the gold medal and brakes the world record at long jump. Beamon’s record was one of the most lasting world records in history.

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