Tayna Lawrence

Tayna Lawrence (born 17 September 1975 in Spanish Town, Jamaica) is a Track and field sprint athlete, competing internationally for Jamaica. She is an Olympic gold medalist in the 4 x 100 meter relay race.

Tayna Lawrence
Personal information
Born17 September 1975 (1975-09-17) (age 46)
Spanish Town, Jamaica

Lawrence graduated from Florida International University, in Miami, Florida, USA. She sustained a leg injury and had to undergo surgery in 2003, missing the World Championships in Paris. She was severely hampered by a series of stress fractures in 2001, which ruled her out of the World Championships.

Personal bestsEdit

Date Event Venue Time
30 August 2002 100 m Brussels, Belgium 10.93
1 May 2000 200 m Pointe-á-Pitre, France 22.84

* Marion Jones, the American athlete who finished in first place, was stripped of her gold medal in October 2007 following a doping scandal. Ekaterini Thanou, the Greek athlete who finished second place, was later suspended for two years following various scandals at the 2004 Summer Olympics.



  • Tayna Lawrence at World Athletics
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Tayna Lawrence". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020.