Bailey, Donovan

Born: Dec 16, 1967 AD
Currently alive, at 47 years of age.

Nationality: Canadian
Categories: Athlete

1967 - Born on the 16th of December in Manchester, Jamaica.


1991 - He first began challenging as a 100 m sprinter. The next year saw his worldwide breakthrough.


At the World Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden, Bailey won both the 100-metre sprint and the 4 x 100 meter relay titles.


1996  - He recurring that double wins at the Atlanta Olympics, setting a world record of 9.84s +0.7 m/s wind in the 100 m.


1997 - Bailey won a third world title in the Canadian relay team, while final second in the 100 m behind Maurice Greene.


1997 - He raced against Michael Johnson in a 150 m race at Toronto's Sky Dome (now Rogers Center), in a bid to truly decide who was the world's fastest man.


2000  - Suffered with injuries and, in the 2000 Summer Olympics, pneumonia, and never reached his previous level of performance.


2001 - He retired from the sport in 2001 having been a five-time World and Olympic champion.


He now has his own company called DBX Sport Management, which helps amateur athletes find a way to promote their self.



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