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Charles Austin

Athletics (sport) Competitor
Male
Born Dec 19, 1967
Age 48

Charles Austin is an American athlete who won the gold medal in the men's high jump at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. He is the owner of So High Sports and Fitness a sports performance and personal training company. He opened his So High Sports and Fitness Studio in 2002 and his So High Sports and Fitness Performance Center in 2008. Both are located in San Marcos, Texas. Charles is also the author of the book, Head Games: Life's Greatest Challenge.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1967 Birth Born in 1967.

TWENTIES

1990 23 Years Old Austin's success landed him an athletic scholarship at Southwest Texas University (now Texas State University). After a difficult first few years, he climbed the ranks in the NCAA, shattering school records and his senior year, won the NCAA Outdoor Championship in 1990 and was the number one college high jumper in the country. … Read More
1991 24 Years Old Within the year he was the American Record Holder (2.40m - 7'10 1/2") and gold medalist at the 1991 World Championship and was a contender to win in the Olympics.
1992 25 Years Old However, when he arrived at the 1992 Olympic trials there was speculation on whether or not he should compete, due to a knee injury. … Read More
1993 26 Years Old The trouble continued, forcing Austin to have major surgery and threatening to end his career. He was left to watch from home as his fellow athletes competed in the 1993 World Championship. … Read More
1994 27 Years Old In 1994, he began his journey back to the top of the world high jump ranks. … Read More
1996 29 Years Old When he returned to the Olympics in 1996, he did so with a new determination and mental focus. … Read More

THIRTIES

1998 31 Years Old 3-Time Olympian (1992, 1996, 2000) 1998 World Cup Champion 1997 Indoor World Championship High Jump Gold Medalist 1996 Olympic High Jump Gold Medalist 1991 Outdoor World Championship High Jump Gold Medalist 1990 NCAA Outdoor High Jump Champion 6-Time U. S. Outdoor Track & Field High Jump Champion (Consecutive) 3-Time U. S. Indoor Track & Field High Jump Champion Current American High Jump Record Holder 7' 10 1/2" (Set in 1991) Current Olympic High Jump Record Holder 7' 10" (Set in 1996) Jumped 22 inches over head (4th highest all-time) Competitions Over 2.30m (7' 6 1/2") - 61
2001 34 Years Old 2001 Outdoor World Track & Field Championship Team Captain 2001 Indoor World Track & Field Championship Team Captain 2000 Olympic Track & Field Men's Team Captain 1999 Outdoor World Track & Field Championship Team Captain 1999 Indoor World Track & Field Championship Team Captain 1998 World Cup Team Captain 1997 Outdoor World Track & Field Championship Team Captain 1997 Indoor World Track & Field Championship Flag Barrier Selected by the United States Olympic Committee to present President Clinton with the Presidential Olympic plaque at the White House (1996)
2002 35 Years Old …  He opened his So High Sports and Fitness Studio in 2002 and his So High Sports and Fitness Performance Center in 2008. … Read More
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