Happy birthday today (Thursday) to an Olympic champion with three Olympic gold medals. Not all three medals were from the same Olympic Games.

This Olympic champion was born on a Wednesday and died on a Wednesday.

The parents of this champion died on consecutive days when our birthday athlete was only 15 years of age.

Our birthday athlete was the ninth of ten children.

You must consider the hurdles when trying to figure our birthday champion's name.

Only 21 years old when winning the first of three Olympic gold medals, this athlete won Olympic gold medals on a Thursday, a Friday, and a Saturday.

Two boys and one girl are the children of this Olympic champion.

There are more than enough clues to name our birthday athlete for today. Who is this person that died at the age of 74?