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Olympic Athletes Born in Mississippi

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List of Olympic athletes born in Mississippi, listed alphabetically with photos when available. These famous Olympians from Mississippi have achieved some of the highest honors in sports history just by qualifying for the Olympics, as most athletes will never be chosen to represent their countries. These are the most prominent people from Mississippi who have competed in the Olympics, although not all of them have taken home an Olympic medal. While these popular Mississippi Olympians were born in Mississippi, they didn't necessarily compete for their originating country. This list contains athletes that range from Spencer Haywood to Danny Manning.

This list answers the questions, "Which Olympians are from Mississippi?" and "Which Olympians were born in Mississippi?"After you are finished checking out this list, head on over and have a look at this list of famous Olympic athletes born in California.

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Alice Brown is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Mississippi
age 58
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Antonio McDyess is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Mississippi
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Art Oliver is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Mississippi
Dec. at 33 (1911-1944)
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Brittney Reese is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Mississippi
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Carolyn Jones-Young is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Mississippi
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Coby Miller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Mississippi
age 42
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Commodore Cochran is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Mississippi
Dec. at 67 (1902-1969)
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Danny Manning is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Mississippi
age 52
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Ed Gordon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Mississippi
Dec. at 63 (1908-1971)
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George Wilson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Mississippi
age 76
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Gil Stovall is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Mississippi
age 32
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Jennifer Gillom is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Mississippi
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Lusia Harris is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Mississippi
age 64
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Ralph Boston is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Mississippi
age 79
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Roy Oswalt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Mississippi
age 41
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Rudolph Matthews is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Mississippi
Rudolph Matthews age 73
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Ruthie Bolton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Mississippi
age 51
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Spencer Haywood is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Mississippi
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Tim Young is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Mississippi
Tim Young age 45
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Tony Dees is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Mississippi
age 55
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Valerie Brisco-Hooks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Mississippi
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Eli "moose" Johnson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Mississippi
IAmMoose added Eli "moose" Johnson
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Grant Borgognoni is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Mississippi
IAmMoose added Grant Borgognoni
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Tori Bowie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Mississippi
Ben Killen added Tori Bowie