Tavis Bailey played football and threw the discus in high school at A.L. Brown in Kannapolis, N.C., where his family still lives. He starts the Olympic discus competition Friday in Rio.
Tavis Bailey played football and threw the discus in high school at A.L. Brown in Kannapolis, N.C., where his family still lives. He starts the Olympic discus competition Friday in Rio. Image of Sport Courtesy of U.S. Track and Field
Tavis Bailey played football and threw the discus in high school at A.L. Brown in Kannapolis, N.C., where his family still lives. He starts the Olympic discus competition Friday in Rio. Image of Sport Courtesy of U.S. Track and Field

Kannapolis discus thrower Tavis Bailey wants to be an Olympic Wonder, too

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