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Madeline Manning - 800m women - Athletics

The final was dominated by America's Madeline Manning, who led from the front to win by some 10 metres, breaking the Olympic Record. Manning was the first truly  world-class female 800m runner to come out of the United States and her victory was cherished. At the age of 20, she had already established herself as a multiple national champion by the time she arrived in Mexico, but Olympic competition was another step up entirely.

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