• Olympic gold medalist continues legacy in Tulsa

    By: Michelle Linn

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    TULSA, Okla. - QUICK FACTS:

    • Olympic medalist Madeline Manning Mims won the 1968 gold medal in the 800-meter race, making her the only American woman to do so, according to ORU's website. Dr. Manning-Mims also won a silver medal in the 1972 Olympics.
    • Came to Tulsa to be on a TV show at Oral Roberts University and later graduated from the university with her masters and doctorate degree.
    • Dr. Manning-Mims has served as a chaplain for Team U.S.A. at the last eight Summer Olympic Games.
    • Dr. Manning-Mims is now reaching out to young Tulsa athletes to help mentor them on the track and in life.

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