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date: 27 October 2020

Austin, Charles Allenlocked

(19 Dec. 1967– ), track and field athlete, Olympic Champion, World Champion, and businessman,
  • Adam R. Hornbuckle

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was born in Bay City Texas Raised in Van Vleck Texas he was the youngest of ten children of a single mother Ernestine Austin who worked as a maid Charles Austin who played football and basketball in elementary school competed in track and field at Hitchcock Junior High School concentrating on the high hurdles and the high jump Undefeated in the high jump as an eighth grader he achieved a personal best height of 5 feet 10 inches 1 77 meters Although Austin played football and basketball at Van Vleck High School track and field remained his remained his favorite sport which he watched on television at every opportunity In his senior year he wanted to compete in track and field again specializing in the high jump in the hope of gaining a scholarship to attend college The coach told Austin that he would have to clear 6 feet 1 ...

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