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Hollis Conway  
Born: January 8, 1967
Hollis Conway is the reigning American indoor record holder in the high jump and is a two-time Olympic medalist after clearances of 2.35m/7-8.75 for silver at the 1988 Games in Seoul, Korea, and 2.34m/7-8.5 for bronze at the 1992 Games in Barcelona. In 1989, he broke two American records, jumping 2.38m/7-9.75 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships and 2.39m/7-10 at the U.S. Olympic Festival. Indoors, he set the current American record of 2.40m/7-10.5 in 1991 to win gold at the World Indoor Championships in Seville. A six-time NCAA All-American and three-time NCAA champ at Southwestern Louisiana State (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette), his NCAA outdoor record of 2.38m/7-9.75 from 1989 still stands, as does his mark of 2.36m/7-9.25 at that year’s NCAA indoor meet. He was ranked No. 1 in the U.S. for seven straight years from 1988-94, with back-to-back World No. 1 rankings from 1990-91. Conway recorded 76 jumps over 2.29m/7-6.5, 29 jumps over 2.33m/7-8 and an astounding three jumps over 2.38m/7-10. Conway is now a motivational speaker, making appearances at school assemblies, corporate meetings and a multitude of church events.

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