Born on July 23, 1974 in Kansas City, Kansas, Maurice Greene is a former sprinter in athletics, who is renowned for holding several world records and Olympic medals. He attended F.L. Schlagle High School, where he participated in both football and track and field. His first major international tournament was the World Championships in Gothenburg, which took place in 1995. Unfortunately, he was eliminated in the 100 m quarter finals. He also failed to make the American team for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Despite these hindrances, he decided to move on and soon won the 100 m title at the World Championships in Athens. He later won the Olympic gold medal in the 2000 Olympics, and was also a success at the 200 m.
In 1999, Maurice Greene set the 100 m world record at 9.79 s ( 0.1 m/s wind). He has also been known for setting the 60 m indoor world record twice. Some of Greene’s other appearances were on the NBC game show Identity, and on the TV reality show Blind Date. In 2008, he announced his retirement from track and field in Beijing, citing injuries that have kept him from pursuing the sport further.
Greene later took part in the seventh season of Dancing with the Stars, teaming up with Cheryl Burke. Joining 13 other couples, the two are set to perform various types of dances that will enable them to win the much-coveted mirror ball trophy. The show is hosted by Emmy Award-winning game show host Tom Bergeron, and features Len Goodman, Carrie Anne Inaba, and Bruno Tonioli as the panel of judges.