Happy 69th birthday today (Friday) to an Olympic champion who competed in the same event at four Olympic Games.

Our birthday athlete competed in three different events at the Olympics and won Olympic gold at the second of those four Games.

Don't worry about the hurdles for this champion's Olympic gold medal.

This person came from a family with eleven children.

You might already know that our birthday person was not born in Asia, Australia, or Europe.

Go ahead and name this champion for this third Friday of August.