Kirani James

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Birthday
1, 1992
Birthplace
Grenada
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
1, 1992 (age 27)
Birthplace
Grenada

About

Grenadian sprinter who was crowned the World Champion in the 200 meters in 2011 and won his first Olympic gold medal in the same event in 2012. Exceptional from an early age, he is one of very few athletes to have won World Championships at the youth, junior and senior levels of a sport.

Before Fame

At ages 14 and 15, he ran the fastest 400 meters ever recorded by someone of those ages. He earned gold medals at the CARIFTA Games and World Youth Championships before winning back-to-back NCAA titles at the University of Alabama.

Trivia

In 2012, he became the first Grenadian athlete to earn an Olympic medal in any sport.

Family Life

His father is basketball player Dorrani Marshall.

Associated With

He bested silver medalist Luguelin Santos from the Dominican Republic to win gold in the 200 meters at the 2012 Summer Olympics.