Happy birthday today (Monday) to an Olympic champion with three Olympic gold medals. Our birthday athlete was born 103 years ago this day in October.
All three Olympic gold medals were world records.
Ethel Mae Richardson married our birthday athlete the year after our birthday person won his second Olympic gold medal.
Born in a U.S. state with only four letters, this Olympic champion went to a high school and a college that are separated by less than twenty miles.
Our birthday individual died 33 years ago this coming January. He was 70 years old at the time of his death.
This athlete was a NCAA champion and his school won the NCAA championship when this athlete was 17 years old. His school also won the NCAA championships when this athlete was 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 49, 52, 54, 58, 59, 67, and 69 years old (he died when he was 70).
His Olympic gold medals have nothing to do with field events or the hurdles. Becoming a teacher, our birthday person shared the same initials as a famous American architect who died in 1959.
Can you name this birthday athlete who won Olympic gold medals in three different Olympic Games? Go ahead and try.