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By the time he was in the fourth grade, Tommie Smith became the only male in the history of track & field to hold eleven world records simultaneously. By the time he graduated from high school, he had been voted "Most Valuable Athlete" three years in a row for basketball, football, and track & field. His college career was also highlighted with numerous achievements. He began breaking world records in track as a sophomore and did not stop until he had tied or broken thirteen.

With a time of 19.83 seconds, Tommie was the 200-meter champion in the 19th Olympiad in Mexico City, which was a world record until 1979 and an Olympic record until 1984. He was made a member of the National Track & Field Hall of Fame in 1978 and served on the coaching staff of the World Indoor Championship Team in 1995 in Barcelona Spain. Tommie was inducted into the California Black Sports Hall of Fame in 1996, and in 1999 he received the Sportsman of the Millennium Award. That same year, Smith was inducted into the Bay Area Hall of Fame, into the Lemoore Union High School Hall of Fame and into the San Jose State University Sports Hall of Fame.

After the games of the 19th Olympiad, Tommie played professional football for 3 years with the Cincinnati Bengals. He later became an Assistant Professor of Physical Education at Oberlin College in Northeast Ohio where he taught Sports Sociology and numerous physical education courses, counseled many students and athletes, coached Track & Field, Football and Basketball, and served as the Athletic Director.

Tommie has appeared in TV shows including the ESPN special "Season of Change: The African American Athlete," and also a documentary by TNN called "15 Minutes of Fame." He has been featured in publications such as Sports Illustrated, Sports, Newsweek, Cleveland, Score, Ebony, and Track & Field News. He competed and continues to travel throughout various European and Asian nations, conducting seminars, clinics and delivering speeches in those locations, as well as on domestic college campuses.

Tommie is currently a faculty member at Santa Monica College in California where he has been a part of college committees such as the Academic Senate and the College Curriculum Committees, as well as teaching several Sociology, Health and Physical Education classes. He is also the Head Men's Cross-Country and Track & Field Coach.

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