Willye B. White's Olympic experience began in 1956, when she competed in the long jump in Melbourne. She established a record16 years later in the 1972 Munich games as the only female track and field athlete to represent the United States in five Olympiads. White won a silver medal in the long jump at the 1956 Olympics and notched another silver at the 1964 games in Tokyo in the 4 x 100-meter relay. She won the AAU outdoor long jump 10 times between1960 and 1972, adding the indoor championship in1962. A member of the Black Sports Hall of Fame, White has been a consultant for the U.S. Olympic Job Opportunity Program and a member of the President's Commission on Olympic Sports.