Kemar Bailey-Cole (born 10 January 1992) is a male track and field athlete from Jamaica, who mainly competes in the 100m. He is the 2014 Commonwealth Games 100 metres champion.
He qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics running a personal best 10.00 sec at the Jamaican Olympic trials over 100m coming 5th earning him a spot on the 4×100 relay for Jamaica at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He later improved his time to 9.97 in Brussels on Sept 7th 2012. He is coached by Glen Mills who also coaches Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake. In 2013 he once again improved his 100m personal best to 9.96 seconds. In the 100m final of the 2013 Jamaican National Championships, Bailey-Cole finished the race in 9.98 seconds, second only to Usain Bolt's 9.94, despite of a 1.5 m/s headwind, where he earned a qualification to the 2013 World Championships in Athletics in Moscow.He set a personal best in the semi final of the 2013 World Championships in Athletics of 9.93 seconds where he came second to team mate Nickel Ashmeade, however he could only manage 4th in the final, just outside the medal positions.
At the 2014 Commonwealth Games Bailey-Cole ran the 100 m final in 10.00 seconds to take the gold medal, beating England's Adam Gemili who took silver, and fellow countryman Nickel Ashmeade who took bronze.
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