On August 17th, 2008, Mbango Etone, a Cameroon national, won her second Olympic Gold medal in triple jump at 15m 39, and her first Gold medal in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

At the recommendation of the ATLANTA DITC, NYC 2012 invited her in December 2004 to come to the United States as one of eight Olympians (along with Ian Thorpe and Nadia Comaneci) honored at Times Square's New Year's Eve Ceremony by the New York City 2012 Olympic Bid Committee.
 After the 2005 New Year's festivities, Mbango Etone came to visit the ATLANTA DITC.  While in Atlanta she trained at GA Tech and worked with Coach Nat PAGE. The visit was highlighted by an appearance at Tisha Waller's Ashford Park Elementary School. Ms. Waller, a two time U.S. Olympian high jumper herself, graciously invited Mbango Etone to speak to her class. DeKalb County CEO and DeKalb County Commissioners officially proclaimed Friday January 7, 2005, to be Françoise Mbango Etone Day.

While in Atlanta, she
also met with Ambassador Andrew Young, Co-Chair of the ATLANTA DITC and Chairman of GoodWorks International who concluded Mbango Etone's Atlanta visit and short term training. The Olympic champion explained her interest in furthering her education and spoke to Ambassador Andrew Young regarding Atlanta's educational opportunities. Ambassador Young's responded by explaining that it is the mission of the ATLANTA DITC to provide educational avenues to training athletes.

Here are the results of the triple jump!

Below the pictures by Marc Daniel GUTEKUNST of the the Triple Jump Award's Ceremony at the Bird's Nest on August 18, 2008

Women's Triple Jump Final
National Stadium / Sun Aug 17 2008 / Start Time:21:35
World Record 15.50 KRAVETS Inessa UkraineUKR Gothenburg(SWE) Aug 10 1995
Olympic Record 15.33 KRAVETS Inessa UkraineUKR Atlanta, GA(USA) Jul 31 1996
RankBibNameNOCDate of Birth- 1 -- 2 -- 3 -- 4 -- 5 -- 6 -Result 
11408MBANGO ETONE FrancoiseCameroonApr 14 197615.1915.39x14.82x14.8815.39 OR AR
22762LEBEDEVA TatyanaRussian Fed.Jul 21 197615.0015.1715.3214.40xx15.32 SB
31932DEVETZI HrysopiyiGreeceOct 02 197514.9615.23xxxx15.23 SB