Happy birthday today (Wednesday) to an Olympic champion who was born 98 years ago today.
Next month will mark 20 years since our birthday athlete died.
This isn't the first time we have honored this athlete.
Our birthday person graduated from high school and college in California.
Winning the NCAA championships and the Olympic gold medal in the same year, this champion was not a field event athlete.
Only 21 years old when this person won the Olympic gold medal, our birthday athlete died at the age of 78.
Godfrey Brown was second to our birthday athlete at the Olympic Games.
Who is this champion?