Dexter Lee

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Dexter Lee
Personal information
Nationality  Jamaica
Born (1991-01-18) 18 January 1991 (age 26)
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Sport
Sport Running
Event(s) 100 metres, 200 metres
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)

100 m: 10.06 (São Paulo 2011)

200 m: 20.86 (Spanish Town 2010)

Dexter Lee (born 18 January 1991) is a Jamaican sprinter who specialises in the 100 and 200 metres. He became the first athlete to win back-to-back titles at World Junior Championships in Athletics when he won the 100 metres in 2008 and 2010.[1]

Career[edit]

In 2006, his first international appearance ended with the win of two gold medals (100 metres, and 4x100 metres relay) at the CARIFTA Games.,[2][3][4] followed by three gold medals (100 metres, 200 metres, and 4x100 metres relay) at the 2007 CARIFTA Games.[5][6][7] He won the 100 metres at the 2007 World Youth Championships in Athletics in a time of 10.51 seconds, before backing that up with the 100 metre title at the 2008 World Junior Championships in 10.40 seconds. In 2010, he won the 100 metres at the championships in Moncton with a time of 10.21 seconds. He was disqualified after a false start in the 200 m first round heats.[8] He also won a silver medal in the 4 × 100 m relay at the 2010 World Junior Championships in Athletics.

In October 2009, Lee moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he joined a training group that includes two-time Olympic 200m champion Veronica Campbell-Brown.[9] He has plans to enroll in a junior college in Atlanta.

Lee is a former student of Herbert Morrison Technical High School in Montego Bay.[10] He is one of nine children—seven boys and two girls—and his older brother Keniel was himself a finalist in the Jamaican high school championships 100 metres.[9]

Personal Bests[edit]

Distance Time venue
100 m 10.06 s São Paulo (22 May 2011)
200 m 20.86 s Spanish Town (13 June 2010)

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Jamaica
2006 CARIFTA Games (U-17) Les Abymes, Guadeloupe 1st 100 m 10.72   (0.8 m/s)
1st 4 × 100 m relay 41.39
Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-17) Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 2nd 100 m 10.68   (1.8 m/s)
1st 4 × 100 m relay 40.83
2007 CARIFTA Games (U-17) Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands 1st 100 m 10.34 CR   (1.0 m/s)
1st 200 m 21.09 CR   (1.2 m/s)
1st 4 × 100 m relay 41.11
World Youth Championships Ostrava, Czech Republic 1st 100 m 10.51   (-0.4 m/s)
3rd 1000m Medley Relay (100m x 200m x 300m x 400m) 1:52.18
2008 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis 2nd 100 m 10.48   (0.1 m/s)
1st 4 × 100 m relay 39.80
World Junior Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 1st 100 m 10.40   (-0.8 m/s)
2nd 4 × 100 m relay 39.25
2010 World Junior Championships Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada 1st 100m 10.21 (wind: -0.7 m/s)
200m DQ
2nd 4 × 100 m relay 39.55

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History! Dexter Lee strikes gold again". Jamaica Gleaner News. 22 July 2010. 
  2. ^ AthleCAC - Results Service - Servicio de Resultados. XXXV Carifta Games 2006, CariftaG Les Abymes FRA, 15-17 Apr 2006, AthleCAC - CACAC, retrieved 11 February 2012 
  3. ^ Carifta Games Championships, Guadeloupe, Hosted at the Stadium, April 15-17, 2006, C.F.P.I. Timing & Data Inc., retrieved 11 February 2012 
  4. ^ World Junior Athletics History, WORLD JUNIOR ATHLETICS HISTORY ("WJAH") - CARIFTA Games 2006, retrieved 11 February 2012 
  5. ^ AthleCAC, Results Service - Servicio de Resultados, 37th Carifta Games 2007, CariftaG Providenciales TKS, 7-9 Apr 2007, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Confederation, retrieved 19 January 2012 
  6. ^ Carifta Games Championships, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, BWI, Hosted at the National Stadium, April 7-9, 2007, C.F.P.I. Timing & Data, Inc., retrieved 19 January 2012 
  7. ^ World Junior Athletics History, WORLD JUNIOR ATHLETICS HISTORY ("WJAH"), retrieved 19 January 2012 
  8. ^ "Dexter Lee disqualified from 200 metres". Jamaica Observer. 22 July 2010. 
  9. ^ a b Gains, Paul. "Dexter Lee – Jamaica’s Next Great Sprinter?". Moncton2010.ca. 
  10. ^ Cummings, Mark (29 July 2010). "MoBay Mayor lauds WJ champ Lee". Jamaica Observer. 

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