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Lillie Leatherwood
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Full name Lillie Mae Leatherwood
Born July 6, 1964 (1964-07-06) (age 53)
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, U.S.

Lillie Mae Leatherwood (born July 6, 1964)[1] is an American athlete who competed mainly in the 400 metres.

She competed for the United States in the 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles, U.S. in the 4 x 400 metres where she won the gold medal with her team mates Sherri Howard, Olympic 400 m champion Valerie Brisco-Hooks and 400 m silver medalist Chandra Cheeseborough.

Lillie was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Brought up in Ralph, Lillie attended the University of Alabama, in the 1986 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships Lillie captured the 400-m title with a 1st-place finish in an indoor collegiate record-setting time of 51.23s. She was also the National Champion in the 400-meter dash at the 1985 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, with a time of 53.12 seconds.

Lillie became a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority in 1986 through the Iota Eta Chapter at the University of Alabama. She became married on November 20, 1986 to teammate & Olympian, Emmit King, member of Phi Beta Sigma. Lillie now resides in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and is employed by the Tuscaloosa City Police Department.[2]


  1. ^ "Lillie Leatherwood". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. 
  2. ^ January 31, 2013, Stephanie Taylor. "Leatherwood says PAL job is 'worth it': Tuscaloosa officer, Olympic medalist says she enjoys helping kids". The Tuscaloosa News. Tuscaloosa Police Department Officer Lillie Leatherwood 


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