Tina Charles


Name: Tina Charles
Sport: Basketball
Position: Center
Height: 6-3
Weight: 195
DOB: 12/5/1988
Birthplace: Flushing, Fla.
Hometown: Jamaica, Fla.
High School: Christ The King High School (Queens, N.Y.) '05
College: University of Connecticut '10, Psychology
Team/Club: New York Liberty
Coach(es): Bill Laimbeer
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (2012, 2016); two-time Olympic medalist (2 gold)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, gold
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, gold
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2014 – gold
  • Years of participation: 2010, 2014
  • Medals: 2 (2 golds)
Personal: Daughter of Rawlston Charles, who is from Trinidad and Tobago, and Angella Murry, who is from Jamaica...Became Omni Peace’s first sports ambassador and donated $32,000 to build a school in Mali...Donated half of her WNBA salary in 2014 and 2015 to Hopey’s Heart Foundation, which provides AEDs to schools and organizations across the U.S., and hopes to extend to all gymnasiums in which EuroLeague and EuroCup teams practice and play.

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