Interview: Tommie Smith Youth Track and Field Meet

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by Mary Lyons

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 17, 2010 at 11:16 AM

(WHAS11) – He is the symbol of a movement and at the 1968 Olympics, U.S. sprinter Tommie Smith was the first person to break the 20 second barrier in the 200 meter dash; then sparked controversy worldwide with the Black Power salute on the podium with John Carolos.

On Saturday morning he is in Louisville for the Fifth Annual Tommie Smith Youth Track and Field Meet with Dr. Adewale Troutman from the Metro Public Health and Wellness.

The Tommie Smith Youth Track and Field Meet takes place in the Central High School stadium at Muhammad Ali and 15th Street on Saturday.  It starts at 11 a.m.

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