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Black History Month in Ohio: Tianna Bartoletta

The Lorain County native collected three gold medals in two Olympics and remains one of the Buckeye State's most decorated track and field athletes.

CLEVELAND — Elyia's Tianna Bartoletta is a two-time Olympian with three gold medals to her name in track and field. 

Back in the 2012 London Games, Team USA looked to Bartoletta to lead-off the 4x100 meter relay, a responsibility she did not take lightly. 

In fact, the entire relay team set a world record while winning gold. 

Four years later in Rio, Bartoletta and her teammates defended that relay gold. And Bartoletta set a personal best, winning gold in the long jump. 

In August of 2020, it was announced that Bartoletta would be joining Spire Institute and Academy as an Ambassador. 

Away from the track, Bartoletta has become an accomplished writer,  Her memoir Survive and Advance was published in 2021. 

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