Gavin Smellie

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Gavin Smellie
Personal information
Born (1986-06-26) June 26, 1986 (age 29)
Kingston, Jamaica
Residence Maple, Ontario
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Sport
Country  Canada
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 4 × 100m relay 100m

Gavin Ramon Smellie (born June 26, 1986; Saint Andrew Parish Jamaica) is a Jamaican-born Canadian sprinter.[1][2] He participated in the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 4x100m relay with teammates Jared Connaughton, Oluseyi Smith and Justyn Warner.[3] In the final, the Canadian relay team arrived in third place and initially believed they had won bronze but they were disqualified when officials judged that Connaughton had stepped on the lane line just before passing the baton.[4] The relay team from Trinidad and Tobago were awarded the bronze.[4]

Smellie is a graduate of Western Kentucky University which he attended on an athletic scholarship.[1] He represented the WKU Hilltoppers in collegiate track and field competitions.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Juzenas, Frank (July 13, 2012). "Smellie named to Olympic relay team". Inside Halton. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  2. ^ London 2012 profile
  3. ^ Sports Reference profile
  4. ^ a b Smith, Doug (August 11, 2012). "London 2012: Canada disqualified in men’s 4x100 relay". Toronto Star. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Former Hilltopper Gavin Smellie To Represent Canada In 2012 Olympics". Western Kentucky University. 07/03/2012. Retrieved 14 August 2012.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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