Joe Greene
Personal information
Full nameJoseph Tilford Lee Greene
BornFebruary 17, 1967 (1967-02-17) (age 56)
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
Coached byRandy Huntington
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  United States
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Barcelona Long jump
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Atlanta Long jump
World Indoor Championships
Silver medal – second place 1993 Toronto Long jump
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Paris Long jump

Joseph Tilford Lee Greene (born February 17, 1967 at Wright-Patterson Air Base, Dayton, Ohio) was an American track and field athlete who competed mainly in the long jump.[1]

Greene attended Stebbins High School in Riverside, a suburb of Dayton, and The Ohio State University.[2]

He competed for the United States in the 1992 Summer Olympics held in Barcelona, Spain in the long jump where he won the bronze medal. He repeated this performance four years later winning a second bronze in the Men's long jump at the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta, United States. Both competitions were won by Carl Lewis.

In August 2008, Greene's 1996 Olympic bronze medal was available for auction on eBay.[citation needed] Both the 1996 Atlanta and 1992 Barcelona bronze medals were also briefly seen on the History Channel show Pawn Stars.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Joe Greene". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on May 23, 2015. Retrieved May 24, 2015.
  2. ^ "Joe Greene". USA Track & Field. Retrieved August 25, 2016.
  3. ^ "Video of Rick discussing medals". History Channel.
  4. ^ "Las Vegas pawnshop where some special sports items come complete with a story". Las Vegas Sun. 2006-07-26. Retrieved 2018-11-01.
  5. ^ "'Pawn Stars' glitters". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Archived from the original on 2011-11-29. Retrieved 2011-06-21.