Wyomia Tyus Booksigning


In 1968, Wyomia Tyus became the first person ever to win gold medals in the 100-meter sprint in two consecutive Olympic Games, a feat that would not be repeated for twenty years or exceeded for almost fifty. Tigerbelle chronicles Tyus's journey from her childhood as the daughter of a tenant dairy farmer through her Olympic triumphs to her post-competition struggles to make a way for herself and other female athletes.

The Hidden Figures of sport, Tigerbelle helps to fill the gap currently occupying Black women's place in American history, providing insight not only on what it takes to be a champion but also on what it means to stake out an identity in an often hostile world. Tyus's exciting and uplifting story offers inspiration to readers from all walks of life. Meet co-writer Elizabeth Terzakis.

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Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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Tigerbelle: The Wyomia Tyus Story By Wyomia Tyus, Elizabeth Terzakis Cover Image
ISBN: 9781617756580
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Edge of Sports - September 4th, 2018

Finalist for the Track and Field Writers of America's 2018 Armory Foundation Book Award

Tyus proves as winning a storyteller as she was a runner...The 'a' in Wyomia is silent, but thankfully, the woman who owns that name is not.
--New York Times Book Review