Happy 59th birthday today (Friday) to an Olympic champion with two Olympic gold medals and one Olympic silver medal.

This person won Olympic gold approximately 1,975 miles (3,180 km) from this athlete's place of birth.

Turquoise Thompson, Sage Watson, and Damu Cherry all have something in common with our birthday athlete.

You might know that this champion owns a World Championship gold medal.

Our birthday athlete competed in two events at a total of two Olympic Games.

Do you know who this athlete is?

Go ahead and give it a try. Name our birthday athlete for this third Friday of September.