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Tommie Smith

Biography

American track and field athlete who was simply the initial person to break the 20-second barrier in the 200-meter dash in the 1968 Summer months Olympics. He gained a scholarship or grant to San Jose Condition due to his phenomenal quickness. His Dark Power salute through the medal wedding ceremony on the 1968 Olympics became a significant symbol from the African-American Civil Privileges Movement. He fathered a little girl, Danielle, along with his initial wife before marrying Delois in 2000. He was breaking information at the summertime Olympics a long time before Usain Bolt was.

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Full Name Tommie Smith
Date Of Birth June 6, 1944
Place Of Birth Clarksville, TX
Height 1.91 m
Weight 84 kg
Profession Runner
Education San Jose State University
Nationality American
Spouse Delois Jordan-Smith
Parents Dora Smith, Richard Smith
Awards Arthur Ashe Courage Award
Nominations NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Biography / Auto-biography
Star Sign Gemini

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TitleYearStatusCharacter
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel2016TV SeriesHimself
Sfide2016TV SeriesHimself
Pieces of Lives, Pieces of Dreams2012DocumentaryHimself
Inside 'Salute'2009Video documentaryHimself
Return to Mexico City2009TV Movie documentaryHimself - Olympic Athlete
Salute2008DocumentaryHimself
1968, Un monde en révoltes2008DocumentaryHimself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2007TV SeriesHimself
Rome Is Burning2007TV SeriesHimself
The Shot That Shook the World2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Seasons of Change: The African American Athlete2002TV MovieHimself
Howard Cosell: Telling It Like It Is1999TV Movie documentaryHimself (1968 Olympic Gold Medalist)
Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games1999DocumentaryHimself

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Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
To Russia with Love2014TV Movie documentaryHimself - Gold Medal 200M Dash, 1968 Summer Olympics
682008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Upp till kamp2007TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Hendrix2000TV MovieHimself (gives Black Power salute) (uncredited)
The Journey of the African-American Athlete1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
Malcolm X1992Himself - Giving Black Power Salute at Olympics (uncredited)

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