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|Date of birth||June 12,1965|
|Olympic medals||Athletics At The 1992 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 Metres|
|Education||University of Georgia|
|Columbia High School|
|Olympic medal||Athletics at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metres|
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Gwendolyn Lenna Torrence is a retired American sprinter and Olympic gold medalist. She was born in Decatur, Georgia. She attended Columbia High School and the University of Georgia.
Gwendolyn Lenna Torrence (born June 12, 1965) is a retired American sprinter and Olympic gold medalist. She was born in Decatur, Georgia. She attended Columbia High School and the University of Georgia. She was offered a scholarship because of her athletic abilities, but she said she wasn't interested because she initially wanted to become a beautician. From the persuasion from her coaches and family, she chose to enroll to the University of Georgia.
In the early 1990s, Gwen Torrence was one of the best sprinters in the world, winning five Olympic medals, and three gold.Torrence won medals at the Summer Olympics, Outdoor & Indoor World Championships, Pan American Games, Goodwill Games, and World University Games.
In 1988, Torrence achieved a tie with Evelyn Ashford in the 55 m race at the U.S. national indoor championships. She also had many battles both on the track and in the press with Florence Griffith Joyner.In the 200 m at the 1995 World Championships, she was disqualified for stepping out of her lane after finishing first. This left her idol, Merlene Ottey, to be promoted to first place.
In 2000 she was inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.
USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
100 m: 1995
200 m: 1988, 1993, 1995
USA Indoor Track and Field Championships
55 m: 1989
60 m: 1994, 1995, 1996
200 m: 1994, 1996
Outdoor100-meter dash – 10.82 (1994)
200-meter dash – 21.72 (1992)
400-meter dash – 49.64 (1992)Indoor50-meter dash – 6.07 (1996)
55-meter dash – 6.56 (1987)
60-meter dash – 7.02 (1996)
Gwen Torrence at the USATF Hall of Fame
Gwen Torrence at World Athletics
Gwen Torrence at Olympics.com
Gwen Torrence at Olympedia