Name: Michael Cherry
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): 400-meter, 4x400-meter relay
Height: 6-4
DOB: 3/23/1995
Birthplace: New York, N.Y.
Hometown: Chesapeake, Va.
High School: Oscar Smith High School (Chesapeake, Va.) ‘13
College: Louisiana State University ‘18, Social Science
Team/Club: Nike
Coach(es): John Smith
Olympic Experience
  • One-time Olympian (2020), one-time Olympic medalist (gold)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, 4th (400-meter), gold (4x400-meter relay)
World Championship Experience
  • Most Recent: 2019 – gold (4x400-meter relay, 4x400-meter relay mixed)
  • Years of participation: Indoor – 2018; Outdoor – 2017, 2019
  • Medals: 5 (2 gold, 3 silvers)
  • Gold – 2019 (4x400-meter relay, 4x400-meter relay mixed)
  • Silver – 2018 (400-meter, 4x400-meter relay); 2017 (4x400-meter relay)
Personal: Son of Michael Cherry and Tanya Blackwell...Has one older brother, William, and one older sister, Tantania...Was an honor roll student during his prep career at Oscar Smith High School...Owns more than 300 pairs of sneakers...Likes to design clothes and shoes...Hobbies include collecting sneakers