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Athletics: 50 years ago, world s fastest woman was an Asian

July 05, 2020 12:09 AM

SINGAPORE - Summers pass and legends get left on the forgotten shelves of time. Fifty Junes ago at the Rose Festival in Portland, Oregon, an Asian woman took brilliant flight in front of the world s most celebrated astronaut. On a Saturday in 1970, Chi Cheng, the sprinter who first ran barefoot among the rice fields of Taiwan, exploded off the blocks in the 100 yards.


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