Olympic gold medal winner in track. Born: July 23, 1974, Kansas City, Kansas.
Maurice Greene was born in Kansas City, Kansas, on July 23, 1974. He attended F.L. Schlagle High School. His skill as a sprinter soon became obvious. Greene won the world Championship in 1997 in the 100 meters and won the World Championship in 1999 in the 100 meters, the 200 meters, and the 4 x 100 meters relay. He was world champion again in the 100 meters in 2001. He won the gold medal at the Sydney Olympics in the 100 meters and 4 x 100 meters relay in 2000. He won the silver medal in the 4 x 100 meters relay and the bronze medal in the 100 meters at the 2004 Athens Olympics. For a time he held the world record for the 100 meters.
Entry: Greene, Maurice
Author: G. Joseph Pierron
Author information: Judge Pierron serves on the Kansas Court of Appeals and has an interest in Kansas history.
Date Created: November 2012
Date Modified: January 2017
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