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Shawn Crawford

Shawn Crawford

Event: Sprints
Height: 5-11
Weight: 165
PR: 100m - 9.88 (2004); 200m - 19.79 (2004)
Born: 01/14/1978
Current Residence: Culver City, Calif.
Hometown:
High School: Indian Land '96
College: Clemson '00
Coach: Bob Kersee
Agent: Kimberly Holland
Sponsor: Nike
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International Championships
2004 Olympic Games 200m gold medalist (19.79)
2008 Olympic Games 200m silver medalist (19.96)
2004 Olympic Games 4x100m silver medalist (38.08)
2004 World Indoor 60m silver medalist (6.52)
2001 World Outdoor 200m bronze medalist (20.20)
2001 World Indoor 200m gold medalist (20.63)
 
USA Championships
Four-time USA Outdoor 200m champion – 2001 (20.54); 2002; 2004; 2009 (19.73)
2008 Olympic Trials 200m runner-up (19.96)
2004 U.S. Indoor 60m champion (6.47)
 
Collegiate Championships
Two-time NCAA Indoor 200m champion – 1998 (20.69); 2000 (20.26)
  
About Shawn
After a dream season in 2004, Crawford had a frustrating year in 2005 due to frequent foot problems, which he described as inflammation in the nerves and tendons around the second metatarsals in both feet. Crawford led an American sweep of the Olympic 200m as teammates Bernard Williams and Justin Gatlin finished second and third respectively. It was Team USA’s first sweep in the men’s 200 meters since Carl Lewis, Kirk Baptiste and Thomas Jefferson did it in 1984.  In high school, Crawford was a two-time South Carolina state champion in the 200m and state champion in the 100m. Coached by Michael Gordon, Crawford posted a prep personal best time of 10.62 in the 100m and a 21.57 in the 200m. He majored in parks, recreation, and tourism management at Clemson where he graduated from in 2000. Crawford participated in Fox Television’s show “Man vs. Beast” in January 2003, where he ran against a zebra and a giraffe. He calls himself the “Cheetah Man.” He married two-time USA Outdoor 100m hurdles champion Ginnie Powell on April 16, 2010.
Results
2011:6th at USA Outdoor Championships (20.39); 4th at Ostrava (20.58); 1st at Dakar in 200m (20.58) 3rd in 100m (10.37); 4th at Rome in (20.82);
2010: 5th in 100m (10.24) and 200m (20.75) at Baie Mahault; 5th at Monaco in 200m (20.53); 6th at Nike Prefontaine Classic (20.50).
2009: USA Outdoor 200m champion (19.73w); 4th at World Outdoors (19.89); 5th at 100m (10.02w) at USA Outdoors; 1st at Baie Mahault (20.59); 6th in 100m (10.21) and 4th in 300m (32.47) at Nike Prefontaine Classic; 6th in 200m at adidas Track Classic (20.82).
2008: Olympic Games silver medalist (19.96); 2nd in 200m at Olympic Trials (19.86=U.S. leader); 18th at Olympic Trials quarter-finals in 100m (10.09); 5th in 100m (10.24) and 2nd in 200m (20.25) at Nike Prefontaine Classic; 5th in 100m at adidas Track Classic (10.21); 6th in 100m at Reebok Grand Prix (10.13).
2007:  7th at USA Outdoors 200m (20.51); 3rd in 100m at Reebok Grand Prix (9.96w); 3rd in 200m at adidas Track Classic (20.21); 4th at Nike Prefontaine Classic 200m (20.58); Won three times at 60m indoors: Boston Indoor Games (6.55); Millrose Games (6.56) & Tyson Invitational (6.61).
2006:  Runner-up at USA Outdoor 100m (10.26); 2nd at Nike Prefontaine Classic (10.04w); 1st at Oslo (10.01); 6th at Paris  (10.17); 2nd at Rome (10.02); 7th at Lausanne (10.15); 4th at Stockholm (10.14); 3rd at London (10.04).
2005: Runner-up in 100m (10.17), 3rd in 200m (20.12) at USA Outdoors did not compete at World Outdoors due to injury; 8th in 100m semifinal at World Outdoor Champs (10.28); 1st in semifinal at USA Outdoors (9.99); 2nd in 100m at Reebok Grand Prix (10.10); 4th in 100m at Nike Prefontaine Classic (9.98w).
2004: Olympic Games 200m gold medalist (19.79PR); 4x100m relay Olympic silver medal (lead leg, 38.08); 4th at Olympic Games 100m (9.89); 2nd at Olympic Trials 100m (9.93); 1st at Olympic Trials 200m (19.99); World Indoors 60m runner-up (6.52); USA Indoors 60m champion (6.47); 1st in opening (19.88); 1st round 200m at Olympic Trials in 100m at Nike Prefontaine Classic (9.88PR); 1st at Qatar Athletic Super Grand Prix in 100m (9.86w); 1st at Seville in 200m (20.23); 5th in 60m at adidas Boston Indoor Games (6.68).
2003: 2nd in 200m at USA Indoors (20.77); 6th at USA Outdoors (20.35); 8th in 60m at USA Indoors (6.67); 5th at Verizon Millrose Games (6.67); 1st in opening round at Pretoria, Africa (10.07); 7th at Nike Prefontaine Classic 100m (10.24); 3rd at Home Depot Invitational (10.10); 2nd at Rome (20.02).
2002: USA Indoor 200m champ (20.49); 5th at 60m at USA Indoors (6.58); 4th at USA Outdoors 200m (20.57); 1st at Pretoria, South Africa (19.85PR, fastest time in the world in '02); 2nd at Germiston (20.27); 5th at Brussels (20.29); 5th at Athens (20.31); ran 20.37 in semis at USA Outdoors; 1st at Osaka (9.95PRran 9.99 at Pretoria3rd at Gresham (10.09); won Verizon Millrose Games 60m (6.49).
2001: Tied for World Outdoor bronze medal with Kim Collins (SKN), both ran 20.20; USA Outdoor 200m champ (20.54); World Indoor 200m gold medalist (20.63); Goodwill Games gold medalist (20.17); 3rd at U.S. Indoors (20.45); won IAAF Grand Prix Final (20.37); 5th in 100m at USA Outdoors (10.09PR); 1st at adidas Oregon Track Classic (20.40); 1st at Tyson Invitational (20.61); 3rd at Prefontaine Classic (20.39).
2000: Set American indoor 200 record of 20.26 while winning NCAA Indoors; won NCAA 200m in 20.09PR.
1999: 6th in 200 at NCAA Outdoors; 4th, NCAA Indoors 200; won ACC Indoors 200.
1998: Won NCAA Indoors 200 (20.69); 3rd in 200 at USA Indoors (20.76); 3rd in 200 at NCAA Outdoors (20.74); won both 100 and 200 at ACC Outdoor Champs.
1997: Placed 3rd at USA Junior Champs; 6th in 100 at Atlantic Coast Conference Outdoor Champs.
 
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2010: Outdoor bests – 100m, 10.24 (No. 23 in the USA); 200m, 20.50 (No. 15 in the USA, No. 46 in the world)
2009: Outdoor bests – 200m, 19.89 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 5 in the world)
2008: Outdoor bests – 200m, 19.86 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 3 in the world)
2007: Outdoor bests – 100m, 10.13 (No. 17 in the USA, No. 35 in the world); 200m, 20.21 (No. 8 in the USA, No. 16 in the world)
2006: Outdoor bests – 100m, 10.01 (No. 5 in the USA, No. 8 in the world)
2005: Outdoor bests – 100m, 9.99 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 6 in the world); 200m, 20.12 (No. 5 in the USA, No. 6 in the world)
2004: Outdoor bests – 100m, 9.88 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 5 in the world); 200m, 19.79 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world)
2003: Outdoor bests – 100m, 10.07 (No. 9 in the USA, No. 20 in the world); 200m, 20.02 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 2 in the world)
2002: Outdoor bests – 100m, 9.95 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 5 in the world); 200m, 19.85 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world)
2001: Outdoor bests – 100m, 10.09; 200m, 200m, 20.17
2000: Outdoor bests – 200m, 20.09 (No. 9 in the USA, No. 13 in the world)
1999: Outdoor bests – 200m, 20.39 (No. 17 in the USA, No. 33 in the world)
1998: Outdoor bests – 100m, 10.34; 200m, 20.31
1997: Outdoor bests – 100m, 10.51; 200m, 20.78
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