Madeline Manning Mims
From the Tulsa Historical Society Hall of Fame
Named one of America’s Outstanding Young Women, Madeline is a Gold and Silver Olympic Medalist in track.
She pioneered the 800-meter run for the United States by being the first (and at present) the only American woman to bring back a Gold Medal in this event, along with the Olympic Record, World Record and American Record, which she held for 15 years.
She has been a member of four Olympic Teams for the United States, spanning a 16-year international career.
As a speaker and leader among world athletes, Madeline has shared her personal testimony at the White House and on the steps of the Capitol in response to the Presidential address to the Olympians and American people.
Among the many Halls of Fame into which Madeline has been inducted, included are the National and Olympic Halls of Fame. At the 2000 Sydney Olympics, she was honored as an Olympic Legend in the stadium.
From the Artist
The portrait of Madeline Manning Mims includes imagery from her olympic runs as well as her time as a minister.
Then and now: Ex-Olympian Madeline Manning Mims gives back by ministering to athletes By Lynn Jacobsen, World Sports Writer – Updated
50 Years After Winning Olympic Gold, Madeline Manning Mims Reflects on Her History-Making Moment By Jenny McCoy – October 16, 2018