Joe Greene (athlete)

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Joe Greene
Medal record
Men’s Athletics
Competitor for  United States
Olympic Games
Bronze 1992 Barcelona Long Jump
Bronze 1996 Atlanta Long Jump
World Indoor Championships
Silver 1993 Toronto Long Jump
Bronze 1997 Paris Long Jump

Joe Greene (born February 17, 1967 at Wright-Patterson Air Base, Dayton, Ohio) was an American athlete who competed mainly in the Long Jump.

He competed for the United States in the 1992 Summer Olympics held in Barcelona, Spain in the Long Jump where he won the bronze medal. He repeated this performance four years later winning a second bronze in the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta, United States both competitions were won by Carl Lewis.

In August 2008, Greene's 1996 Olympic bronze medal was available for auction on the internet auction giant eBay. Both the 1996 Atlanta and 1992 Barcelona bronze medals were also briefly seen on the History Channel show Pawn Stars.[1][2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.history.com/shows/pawn-stars/videos/olympic-bronze-medals - History Channel Video of Rick discussing medals
  2. ^ http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2006/jul/26/ron-kantowski-visits-a-las-vegas-pawnshop-where-so/ Las Vegas Sun - Las Vegas pawnshop where some special sports items come complete with a story
  3. ^ http://www.lvrj.com/news/pawn-stars-glitters-79787162.html Las Vegas Review-Journal - 'Pawn Stars' glitters

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