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Cravon Gillespie (born July 31, 1996) is an American professional track and field sprinter who specializes in the 100 metres and 200 metres races. He represented the United States at the 2019 World Athletics Championships, earning a gold medal in the 4 × 100 metres relay.

Cravon Gillespie
Personal information
NationalityAmerican
Born (1996-07-31) July 31, 1996 (age 23)
Sport
CountryUnited States
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Sprinting
College teamOregon Ducks
Turned pro2019
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 100 m: 9.93 (2019)
  • 200 m: 19.93 (2019)

College careerEdit

Gillespie was an All-American multiple times for the Oregon Ducks.[1]

International careerEdit

At the 2019 Pan American Games Gillespie finished 6th in the 100 metres and won bronze in the 4 × 100 metres relay.[2]

Gillespie was scheduled to compete in the 100 meters at the 2019 World Athletics Championships.[3] He ultimatly did not race individually, but did race as part of the 4 × 100 metres relay heats; he did not race in the relay final, but due to racing in the heats was awarded a gold medal.[4]

He entered the Championships with a tie for the fifth fastest time in the world.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Goe, Ken (June 8, 2019). "Oregon's Cravon Gillespie has a record-setting day; UO men 12th in NCAA track". oregonlive.
  2. ^ Register-Guard, The. "Former Oregon Duck Cravon Gillespie sprints to sixth in Pan Am Games 100". The Register-Guard.
  3. ^ Goe, Ken (September 25, 2019). "Ryan Crouser, Matthew Centrowitz, Phyllis Francis are medal threats at the World Track Championships". oregonlive.
  4. ^ Register-Guard, Nate Mann For The. "Centrowitz squeaks into 1,500 final at world track championships". The Register-Guard.
  5. ^ "Simbine wants that coveted podium spot | IOL". www.iol.co.za.

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