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After winning the 100 meters in the Los Angeles Olympics, Evelyn Ashford (right) hugs teammate Jeanette Bolden. August 6, 1984.

In addition to the 100 m, Evelyn won the 4 x 100 m relay in 1984.  She returned to the Olympics in 1988 and 1992, winning two gold medals in the 4 x 100 m relay and a silver medal in the 100 m.

Jeanette only won one gold medal, her career ended when she ruptured her Achilles tendon at the 1988 Olympic trials.  Today she is a track and field coach at UCLA.

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    I remember this moment. Evelyn Ashford was my one of my favorite sprinters back then. In the current Olympics, Allyson...
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    EVELYN. ASHFORD.
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