Daniel Bailey

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Daniel Bailey
Daniel Bailey Doha 2010.jpg
Bailey with his 2010 indoor bronze medal
Personal information
Nationality Antigua and Barbuda
Born (1986-09-09) 9 September 1986 (age 27)
Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)

100m: 9.91

200m: 20.51

Daniel Everton Bailey (born 9 September 1986) is a male sprinter from Antigua and Barbuda who specialises in the 100 metres.[1] He carried the flag for his native country at the opening ceremony of the 2004 Summer Olympics and was a 100 m semi-finalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

He came to prominence in 2009 with a 100 m win on the IAAF Golden League and a fourth place finish at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics. He was the bronze medallist over 60 metres at the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships and has also won sprint medals at Caribbean regional level. His personal best of 9.91 seconds is the Antiguan national record over 100 m.

Career[edit]

Bailey represented Antigua and Barbuda at the 2004 Summer Olympics, the 2006 Commonwealth Games, the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Olympics. In Beijing he competed at the 100 metres sprint and placed second in his heat, just four hundredths of a second after Usain Bolt in a time of 10.24 seconds. He qualified for the second round in which he improved his time to 10.23 seconds. However, he was unable to qualify for the semi finals as he finished in fourth place after Asafa Powell, Walter Dix and Derrick Atkins.[1]

Bailey made a strong start to the 2009 athletics season, recording a personal best of 10.02 seconds and a windy 9.93 seconds in the 100 m in early May. He broke new ground at the South American Grande Prêmio Brasil Caixa meet, becoming the first athlete to run under ten seconds on the continent. His run of 9.99 seconds (achieved despite a headwind) was a new personal best. He again lowered this mark to 9.96 seconds in Rome at the Golden Gala meet and a week later in Paris ran 9.91 seconds, to finish second to his training partner Usain Bolt, setting a new national record for Antigua and Barbuda.[2]

He won the bronze medal in the 60 metres at the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships. Finishing in 6.57 seconds, he became Antigua's first ever medallist in the event and said he hoped the medal win would bode well for the summer.[3] He competed on the 2010 IAAF Diamond League circuit, taking third over 100 m at the British Grand Prix and Adidas Grand Prix (running a wind-assisted 9.92 seconds at the latter meet). He was fourth at the Memorial van Damme and had a season's best of 10 seconds flat at the Meeting Areva in Paris, where he was also fourth.[4] His major competition performances that year were at the 2010 CAC Games, where he was the 100 m silver medallist behind Churandy Martina, and the 2010 IAAF Continental Cup, where he was also runner-up against Christophe Lemaitre. He also led-off the winning Americas relay team at the Continental Cup.[5][6]

Missing the 2011 indoor season, he opened the year in Jamaica and achieved a personal best over 200 metres with a run of 20.51 sec at the UTech Classic in April.[7] A wind-assisted run of 9.94 sec in the 100 m followed at the Jamaica Invitational. He headed to Europe with his training partner Yohan Blake (another trainee of Glen Mills), and his trip was highlighted by win in 9.97 seconds in Strasbourg. The 24-year-old saw his time in Europe as a way of accustoming himself to competing abroad: "Here I learned how to acclimatise and cope with different eating habits".[8]

Personal bests[edit]

Event Time (seconds) Venue Date
60 metres 6.54 Birmingham, United Kingdom 21 February 2009
100 metres 9.91 Paris, France 17 July 2009
200 metres 20.51 Kingston, Jamaica 16 April 2011
  • All information taken from IAAF profile.[9]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Antigua and Barbuda
2002 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-17) Bridgetown, Barbados 7th 100 m 11.39   (0.3 m/s)
5th (h) 200 m 23.09   (−0.5 m/s)
2003 World Youth Championships Sherbrooke, Canada 3rd (semis) 100 m
4th 200 m
CARIFTA Games (U-20) Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 4th (h) 100 m 10.97
(−3.3 m/s)
2nd 200 m 21.10   (−1.1 m/s)
Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 14th (heats) 100 m
14th (heats) 200 m
2004 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Hamilton, Bermuda 1st 100 m 10.54   (−0.9 m/s)
2nd 200 m 21.07
(1.4 m/s)
Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20) Coatzacoalcos, México 1st 100 m 10.33   (1.6 m/s)
2nd 200 m 20.81   (1.2 m/s)
World Junior Championships Grosseto, Italy 4th 100 m 10.39
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 6th (heats) 100 m 10.51
2005 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Bacolet, Trinidad and Tobago 1st 100 m 10.36
(1.7 m/s)
1st 200 m 21.36
(−0.9 m/s)
Pan American Junior Championships Windsor, Ontario, Canada 3rd 200 m
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 4th (heats) 100 m 10.49
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 11th (quarter-finals) 100 m 10.38
5th 4 × 100 m relay
CAC Games Cartagena, Colombia 5th (haats) 100 m
DNF 4 × 100 m relay
2007 Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil DNF (semis) 100 m
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain DQ 60 m
CAC Championships Cali, Colombia 2nd 100 m 10.18
Olympic Games Beijing, China 6th (heats) 100 m 10.51
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 4th 100 m 9.93
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 3rd 60 m 6.57
CAC Games Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 2nd 100 m 10.08
Continental Cup Split, Croatia 2nd 100 m 10.05
2011 CAC Championships Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 2nd 100 m 10.11
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 5th 100 m 10.26
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 40th 100 m 10.45

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Athlete biography: Daniel Bailey, beijing2008.cn, ret: 26 Aug 2008
  2. ^ Biscayart, Eduardo (25 May 2009). Belém spectacular produces five world season leads – IAAF World Athletics Tour. IAAF. Retrieved on 30 May 2009.
  3. ^ Landells, Steve (13 March 2010). EVENT REPORT – MEN's 60 Metres Final. IAAF. Retrieved on 21 March 2010.
  4. ^ Daniel Bailey 2010. Tilastopaja. Retrieved on 15 June 2011.
  5. ^ Robinson, Javier Clavelo (26 July 2010). Martina defends 100m title, Brathwaite dominates the sprint hurdles in Mayaguez – CAC Games, days 1 and 2. IAAF. Retrieved on 15 June 2011.
  6. ^ Ramsak, Bob (10 September 2010). EVENT Report – Men's 100 Metres. IAAF. Retrieved on 15 June 2011.
  7. ^ Foster, Anthony (17 April 2011). Blake beats Powell over 200m in Kingston. IAAF. Retrieved on 15 June 2011.
  8. ^ Vazel, Pierre-Jean (13 June 2011). Bailey edges Blake 9.97 to 9.98 in Strasbourg. IAAF. Retrieved on 15 June 2011.
  9. ^ Bailey Daniel biography. IAAF. Retrieved on 30 May 2009.

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