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Donovan Bailey

Former Sprinter
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Net worth 2018: $1.3 Billion
Industry: Sportspersons
Residence: Manchester, Jamaica
Country: Canadian
BirthDay: 16 December 1967
Sigh: Capricorn
Height: 1.85 m

Donovan Bailey was bornon 16 December 1967 in Manchester, Jamaica, Canadian, is Former Sprinter. Donovan Bailey is a Canadian former sprinter. He is an Olympic gold medalist who became the first Canadian to achieve the sub-10 seconds time in 100m sprint. During the 1996 Olympic Games held at Atlanta he set a new world record of 9.84s +0.7 m/s wind in 100 m. Bailey was reputed for his remarkable speed, most notably his 27.07 mph (12.10 m/s) title run in the 1996 Olympic Games. He also set a world record of 5.56 seconds in indoor 50m dash at Reno, Nevada, in 1996. His major accomplishments included two gold medals in Olympic Games, one in 100m and the other in 4 × 100 m relay, both in 1996; one gold and one silver medal in 100m in 1995 and 1997 respectively and two gold medals in 4 × 100 m relay in 1995 and 1997 at the World Championships; one gold medal in 4 × 100 m relay event in the 1994 Commonwealth games; and two silver medals in 4 × 100 m relay event in 1991 and 1999 at the Pan America Games. He is the second sprinter after Carl Lewis who concurrently held all the major titles in 100m dash – the World Record holder, the Olympic champion and the World Champion. He was inducted in the ‘Ontario Sports Hall of Fame’ in 2005; and twice in Canada's Sports Hall of Fame, first as an individual sprinter in 2004 and then in 2008 as a part of the 4 × 100 relay team of the 1996 Summer Olympics.


$1.3 Billion


During the 2008 Summer Olympics, he served CBC Television as a track commentator


In 2004 he married British born Realtor Michelle Mullin, his girlfriend of 12 years, in the Half Moon Hotel, Montego Bay, Jamaica


In 2003 Bailey along with other athletes and sports executives established the DBX Sport Management, a company that aids amateur athletes


He founded the ‘Donovan Bailey Foundation’ in 2002 to help amateur athletes in Canada


He regained the numero uno position as a sprinter in Canada by 2000, however failed to win any international title


However overcoming all odds he succeeded in making a comeback and won a silver medal in 4 × 100 m relay of the 1999 Pan American Games, at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


Bailey met with a career-ending injury in September 1998 when he ruptured his Achilles tendon in the middle of a basketball game he was playing with friends


He clinched his next major win in May 1997 in the ‘SkyDome’ stadium in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in a one-to-one 150 m sprint against American sprinter Michael Johnson in a bid to ascertain who among the two was the world’s fastest man


Bailey triumphed in both the 100m and 4 × 100 m relay events at the 1996 Olympic Games held at Atlanta, Georgia, US, thus winning two gold medals in Olympics that year


His first major gold medal came in 1995 with the 5th World Championships in Athletics held in Gothenburg, Sweden, winning him the 100m title


Although his first gold came with the 4 × 100 m relay event at the 1994 Commonwealth Games at Victoria in British Columbia, Canada, his gradual improvement as a sprinter saw him sealing the eighth position in world ranking in 100m dash by the turn of 1994


He was inducted as a member of the Canadian team at the World Championships in 1993, where he was introduced to imminent American track and field coach Dan Pfaff


In August 1991 he bagged a silver medal in 4 × 100 m relay in the Pan American Games held at Havana, Cuba


In 1981 he immigrated to Canada to live with his father in Oakville, a suburban town in Southern Ontario


He was born on December 16, 1967, in Manchester, Jamaica, to George Bailey and his wife Daisy as one of their five sons

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