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Jackson, Madeline Manning

Madeline Manning Jackson

Induction Year : 1976

Sport: Track & Field

First American woman to win 800-meter race in Olympic competition, winning the gold at Mexico City in 1968. Also competed in 1972 and 1976 Olympics. Won Pan-American Games gold medal plus U.S. Indoor and Outdoor national titles at 800 meters in 1967. First national title was earned in 440-yard dash in 1965 when she set an American record, one of many she was to hold.