Bailey with his 2010 indoor bronze medal
|Nationality||Antigua and Barbuda|
|Born||9 September 1986|
|Height||179 cm (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||68 kg (150 lb)|
|Achievements and titles|
Daniel Everton Bailey (born 9 September 1986) is a male sprinter from Antigua and Barbuda who specialises in the 100 metres. 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.
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.
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.
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. 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. 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.
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. 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".
|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.
|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||CARIFTA Games (U-20)||Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago||4th (h)||100 m||10.97
|2nd||200 m||21.10 (−1.1 m/s)|
|2004||CARIFTA Games (U-20)||Hamilton, Bermuda||1st||100 m||10.54 (−0.9 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)|
|2005||CARIFTA Games (U-20)||Bacolet, Trinidad and Tobago||1st||100 m||10.36
- 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships – bronze medal (60 m)
- 2005 Pan American Junior Championships – bronze medal (200 m)
- 2004 World Junior Championships – fourth place (100 m)
- 2003 World Youth Championships – fourth place (200 m)
- Athlete biography: Daniel Bailey, beijing2008.cn, ret: 26 Aug 2008
- Biscayart, Eduardo (25 May 2009). Belém spectacular produces five world season leads – IAAF World Athletics Tour. IAAF. Retrieved on 30 May 2009.
- Landells, Steve (13 March 2010). EVENT REPORT – MEN's 60 Metres Final. IAAF. Retrieved on 21 March 2010.
- Daniel Bailey 2010. Tilastopaja. Retrieved on 15 June 2011.
- 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.
- Ramsak, Bob (10 September 2010). EVENT Report – Men's 100 Metres. IAAF. Retrieved on 15 June 2011.
- Foster, Anthony (17 April 2011). Blake beats Powell over 200m in Kingston. IAAF. Retrieved on 15 June 2011.
- Vazel, Pierre-Jean (13 June 2011). Bailey edges Blake 9.97 to 9.98 in Strasbourg. IAAF. Retrieved on 15 June 2011.
- Bailey Daniel biography. IAAF. Retrieved on 30 May 2009.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Daniel Bailey.|