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Hollis Conway

Louisiana Legends Gala

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-05-31

Duration: 00:09:04

Subjects: Conway, Hollis | Sports | TRACK AND FIELD | Olympic Games

Contributors:

  • Denison, John Host
  • Badon, Tommy Interviewee
  • Stroup, Andy Interviewee
  • Long, Gerald Interviewee
  • Long, Rose Interviewee
  • Conway, Hollis Speaker

Description

This segment from the 2016 Louisiana Legends Gala features a profile and a speech by Hollis Conway accepting his recognition as a Louisiana Legend. Conway, who grew up in Shreveport and attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette, won a silver medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics and a bronze medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in the high jump. He was inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame in 2015. Conway is now a motivational speaker and author. The profile includes interviews with: Tommy Badon, his former coach; Andy Stroup, his colleague at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes; and State Senator Gerald Long and Rose Long, his longtime friends. Host: John Denison