Tennessee Olympians: Justin Gatlin, Track and Field

gatlinJustin Gatlin won six consecutive NCAA championships as he swept the 100 meter and 200 meter events at both the 2001 and 2002 NCAA Championship as well as the 60 meter and 200 meter events at the 2002 Indoor Championship. Gatlin still sits in Tennessee’s all-time top three career in the 60 meters and 200 meters indoors as well as the 100-meter and 200-meter outdoor record lists.

Gatlin, a four-time Olympic medalist will compete in his third Olympics. He earned gold (100m) and silver (4x100m) at the 2004 Athens Olympics and bronze (200m, 100m) at the 2012 London Olympics. Gatlin also owns the nation’s top mark in both the men’s 100 meters (9.77) and 200 meters (19.74) in 2016. Gatlin won the U.S. men’s title in the 100 meters at the U.S. Olympic Trials, finishing with the top time in the world in 2016 at 9.80 (+1.6). Gatlin has collected two gold and four silver medals at the World Championships and two gold medals at the World Indoor Championship during his career.

Read more about UT athletes at the Rio Olympics from UT Sports.