Michael Alex Conley Sr. (born October 5, 1962) is an American former track and field athlete who competed primarily in the triple jump and the long jump…..whereby in the triple jump….he won an Olympic gold medal in 1992 Barcelona Games….silver in 1984 Los Angeles Games….as seen herewith in this video….and gold in the 1993 World Championship.
Conley competed collegiately at the University of Arkansas….where he won 9 NCAA long jump and triple jump titles. Mike Conley Sr. was ranked #1 in the United States 9 times in the triple jump during his professional career. Conley is the former world indoor triple jump record holder….and he still holds the U.S. indoor record in the triple jump at 17.76 meters (58 feet, 3.25 inches).
Conley was ranked #1 in the world 6 times in the Triple Jump during his career and was ranked 8th in the U.S. in the 200 meter dash in 1985. Conley received the USATF Jim Thorpe Award in 1986 and 1992….as the top field events athlete in the U.S…..and was inducted into the United States National Track and Field Hall of Fame in 2004.