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Will Claye Talks Giving Back, Getting Engaged And A Tweet From Michelle Obama

Nov. 22, 2016, 9:45 a.m. (ET)


The Rio 2016 Olympic Games were a very special time for Will Claye. Not only did he win his third Olympic medal -- a silver in the triple jump -- he also proposed to his girlfriend, fellow track and field athlete Queen Harrison. Now known for more than just his jumping prowess, upon his return to the U.S., Claye was afforded countless media opportunities. He even received a congratulatory tweet from First Lady Michelle Obama herself!

But most important to Claye is the opportunity his fame afforded him to give back to his community and the people that supported him on his journey. He did a backpack giveaway in Los Angeles, makes various stops to give speeches and share his medal and wants to use his platform to be of service to others.

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