Name: Tina Charles
Position: Center
Sport: Basketball
Event(s): Women's 5x5
Height: 6-3
DOB: 12/5/1988
Birthplace: Flushing, N.Y.
Hometown: Jamaica, N.Y.
High School: Christ The King High School (Queens, N.Y.) '05
College: University of Connecticut '10, Psychology
Team/Club: Washington Mystics
Coach(es): Mike Thibault
Olympic Experience
  • Three-time Olympian (2012, 2016, 2020); two-time Olympic medalist (2 golds)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
  • Olympic Games Rio 2016, gold
  • Olympic Games London 2012, gold
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2014 – gold
  • Years of participation: 2010, 2014, 2018
  • Medals: 3 (3 golds)
  • Gold – 2018; 2014; 2010
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 … Directed two films which both premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, Game Changer (2021) and Charlie’s Records (2019)… 2009 USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year.