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Silver Medalist Michael Tinsley visits Blackburn Middle School

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

It was a heroes welcome for Olympic silver medalist Michael Tinsley at Blackburn Middle School on Thursday.

The former Jackson State track star, fresh off a return from the London Olympic Games, took time to talk to students about the importance on staying in school.

The 400-meter hurdles silver medalist was joined by gold medalist and Ridgeland native Bianca Knight.

The two have shared a close friendship for years.

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