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Gatlin, Justin

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Born: 1982 AD
Currently alive, at 32 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Athlete, Track and Field Athlete

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1982 - Justin Gatlin, born on the 10th of February in Brooklyn, New York. He is an American sprinter. He is an Olympic gold medalist who shares the world record in the 100 m sprint (with Asafa Powell), with a time of 9.77 seconds.

2000 - Arrived at University of Tennessee, Knoxville, as a good high school 110 m hurdler.

2001 - Was banned from international competition for two years after testing positive for amphetamines.

2002 - Left Tennessee after his sophomore season to join the professional ranks.

2003 - World Indoor 60m champion, USA Indoor 60m champion and winning one of the biggest cash prizes in track and field history at the Moscow Challenge.

2004 - He won the gold medal in the 100 m (9.85 s) at the Summer Olympics, narrowly beating Francis Obikwelu of Portugal and the defending champion Maurice Greene.

       - He also won a bronze medal in a USA sweep of the 200 m race, and a silver medal as a member of the 4 x 100 m relay squad.

2005 - Clocked a 100 m time of 9.88 seconds to win the World Championship in Helsinki.

       - Won both sprints at the USA Outdoor Championships in becoming the first man to win U.S. 100 and 200-meter titles in the same year since Kirk Baptiste.

2006 - Running in the final of the IAAF Super Tour meeting in Doha, Qatar, equalled the 100m world record of 9.77s.

        - On the 22nd of August, he agreed to an eight year ban from track and field, avoiding a lifetime ban in exchange for his cooperation with the doping authorities, and because of the "exceptional circumstances" surrounding his first positive drug test.

2007 - In the NFL Draft, he worked out with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in hopes of being a wide reciever.




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