Name: Michael Tinsley
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): 400-meter Hurdles
Height: 6-0
Weight: 180
DOB: 4/21/1984
Birthplace: Little Rock, Ark.
Hometown: Little Rock, Ark.
High School: Joe T. Robinson High School (Little Rock, Ark.) ‘02
College: Jackson State ‘06, Criminal Justice
Coach(es): Maurice Pierce
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (2012, 2016); Olympic medalist (silver)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 37th
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, silver
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – 8th
  • Years of participation: Outdoor – 2013, 2015
  • Medals: 1 (1 silver)
  • Silver – 2013
Personal: Son of Billie Tinsley...Has two sisters, Marcey and Sarah...Has one son, MyKayle...Interests include race cars, and playing basketball and video games...Won the 2006 NCAA outdoor 400-meter hurdles title, making him the first Jackson State University track athlete to win an NCAA Division I title...JSU proclaimed June 15, 2006, “Michael Tinsley Day” and publicly recognized him and his family with a reception on campus.