Lucinda Williams (athlete)

Lucinda Williams ( born August 10, 1937 in Bloomingdale at Savannah, Georgia, after marriage Adams) is a former American track and field athlete and Olympic champion in 1960.

After her high school graduation in Savannah, she transferred to the Tennessee State University, where she studied in the next few years and coached.

At the Olympic Games in Melbourne in 1956 she left in the run over 100 meters. 1957 and 1959 she was the AAU champion hall about 220 yards, 1958, she also won the outdoor title. She won the 200 meters and the 4 x 100 - meter relay at the first international match between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, which was held in Moscow in 1958. In 1959 she won both sprint distances and the relay at the Pan American Games in Chicago.

In Rome at the Olympic Games 1960, she retired in the intermediate run over 200 meters. With the U.S. 4x100 - meter relay team won gold. The occupation of Martha Hudson, Lucinda Williams, Barbara Jones and Wilma Rudolph presented in advance with 44.4 s a new world record. In the final season was 44.5 s and won with 0.3 seconds ahead of the German squadron. The season was very well loaded, as all sprinters trained at the Tennessee State University.

Lucinda Williams had a competition weight of 51 kg at a height of 1.66 m.