American track and field athlete who is best known for his competing in the triple jump event. In 2015, he won the gold medal at the World Championships in Beijing for his triple jump score.
He made his first international track & field appearances during his time as a high school student. He began attending the University of Florida in 2009, and competed for the school's track team.
He won the gold medal for triple jump at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. In 2014, he won the gold medal with his team at the World Relay Championships in Nassau, Bahamas. He has also competed in the long jump and 400 meter sprinting events.
He was born and raised in Fayetteville, Georgia.
He joined fellow track & field athlete Ashton Eaton in winning a gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics.