An undated photo of Carlota Gooden (Image courtesy of  http://thesilverpeoplechronicle.com/2012/03/gifted-children-overcome-the-hurdles.html).

Carlota Gooden’s Athletic Citizenship

By Cat Ariail At the 1959 Pan-American Games in Chicago, Illinois, Carlota Gooden, a twenty-two year-old Panamanian sprinter descended from Barbadian canal workers, won two silver medals and a bronze. Her performances in the 100-meter sprint, 4×100-meter relay, and 60-meter dash entered her name in the official records of international track, a permanent inscription that…