The bodybuilder who competed in the 1970s and 1980s and who became an international celebrity after winning a gold medal in the 1976 Olympic Games in Barcelona died on Monday at the age of 67.
Rashida Jones, who had been working as a bodybuilder for years before her death, won gold in the women’s event in 1976 at the World Championships in Munich.
She competed at the 1976 Olympics and the 1980 Games in Montreal and also appeared in the 1979 movie “Million Dollar Baby” with Jackie Gleason.
In addition to the gold medal, Jones was the only woman to win gold in men’s and women’s weightlifting, and she was the first African-American woman to compete in men.
In an interview with ESPN’s Mike & Mike in 2010, Jones said she wanted to build muscle and lose weight so that she could become a better person.
She also said she had a lifelong desire to be more competitive.
“I was always a competitive person.
I was always trying to win and to be the best,” Jones said.
“And so I knew that was something I wanted to do.
I just didn’t know where it was going to take me.
It just came to me.
That’s how it came.
I knew I was going places.”
She competed at all four of the world championships she won, winning the gold in weightlifting in 1976, 1976, 1978 and 1980.
In her final appearance, she took home gold in women’s pole vault in 1978 and won bronze in weight lifting in 1979.
She lost weight over the next two decades and started a weightlifting career in 1981.
In 1991, she won a silver medal in a world championship for the first time in her career.
She said at the time that she had lost the desire to compete after losing a bout with diabetes and cancer in 1994.
She was diagnosed with liver cancer in 2002.
Jones competed in two more world championships, one for the United States and one for Mexico, before retiring in 2004.
She had previously competed in competitions in Brazil and the Czech Republic.
Her life story was covered extensively by ESPN and USA Today in 2009 and 2010, and in 2015, ESPN also profiled her in the book “Women of the World.”