Two-time Olympic gold medalist in the 100 meter and 4x100 meter relay in the same 1936 Berlin Olympic games. She was known as the Fulton Flash.
She began training from a young age in order to prepare for the 1936 Olympics being that she was only about 18 years-old at that point.
She was also a national champion in shot put and discus throwing.
She was born in Fulton, Missouri and died in St. Louis, Missouri.
She shook hands with Adolf Hitler following an Olympic race.