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Charles Silmon (born July 4, 1991) is an American sprinter who specialises in the 100 and 200 metres. He won a two medals (one gold, one silver) at the 2010 World Junior Championships in Athletics. A native of Waco, Texas, Silmon is currently attending Texas Christian University.

Charles Silmon
2013 World Championships in Athletics (August, 10) by Dmitry Rozhkov 54.jpg
Personal information
Nationality American
Born (1991-07-04) July 4, 1991 (age 28)
Waco, Texas
ResidenceFort Worth, Texas
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Sport
SportRunning
Event(s)100 metres, 200 metres
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)100 m: 9.98 s (Des Moines 2013)
200 m: 20.23 s (Austin)

CareerEdit

At the 2010 World Junior Championships in Athletics, Silmon won a silver medal in the 100 metres, finishing behind Dexter Lee in a personal best time of 10.23 s.[1] Silmon then combined with Mike Granger, Eric Harris, and Oliver Bradwell in the 4×100 metres relay to finish first ahead of Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.[2] On June 7, 2013 Silmon became the NCAA 100m Champion, clocking in a wind-aided 9.89 seconds. The time tied the meet record under all conditions, though the wind (3.2 meters/second) disqualified it as an NCAA record. On the 21st June 2013, Silmon clocked 9.98 in the 100m at the US World Trials. He will be competing at the World Championships at Moscow in August.

Personal bestsEdit

Event Time Wind Venue Date
100 m 9.98 s 1.1 m/s Des Moines, Iowa June 21, 2013
200 m 20.23 s 0.6 m/s Austin, Texas May 25, 2013

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2010 World Junior Championships: Men's 100 metres (final)" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 2010-07-24.
  2. ^ "2010 World Junior Championships: Men's 4×100 m relay (final)" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 2010-07-24.

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