|Born||April 21, 1984|
Little Rock, Arkansas
|Height||6 ft (1.8 m)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|Sport||Track and field|
|University team||Jackson State Tigers|
|Coached by||Darryl Woodson|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||200m: 20.66s (Oxford 2009)|
400m: 46.05s (Greensboro 2007)
400mh: 47.70s (Moscow 2013)
|Updated on 15 August 2013.|
Michael Tinsley (born April 21, 1984 in Little Rock, Arkansas) is an American track and field athlete specializing in the 400 metres hurdles.
Tinsley, a native of Little Rock, Arkansas, was born on April 21, 1984. He attended Little Rock's Joe T. Robinson High School and Jackson State University.
Tinsley achieved a personal best in the 400-meter hurdles in 2007 with a time of 48.02 seconds. He placed third at the 2010 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a time of 48.46 seconds. He won the 400-meter hurdles event at the 2012 US Olympic Trials with a time of 48.33 seconds and earned a spot on the US Olympic team.
Tinsley won his first heat in the 400-meter hurdles at the Olympics in 49.13 seconds. He then won his semifinal in a season best time of 48.13 seconds. On August 6, 2012 Tinsley won silver at the 2012 London Olympics in the 400 meters hurdles, in a new personal best time of 47.91. In 2013, Tinsley followed up his silver medal at the London Olympics with a silver medal at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow.
Michael Tinsley has two sons MyKayle and Titus Tinsley.