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Nesta Carter
Nesta Carter Jamaica

  • Country: Jamaica
  • Sport: Track & Field
  • Height: 5'8" / 1.73m
  • Weight: 172 lbs / 78.0 kg
  • Born: 10/11/1985
  • Career Highlights: Although he's grown accustomed to living in the shadow of countryman and 4x100-meter relay teammate Usain Bolt - and increasingly, young Jamaican star Yohan Blake, too - Carter is one of the world's elite sprinters in his own right. He took a silver medal this year in the 60 meters at the world indoor championships, and he has a large haul of hardware from running on Jamaica's loaded relay teams. Carter won Olympic gold in Beijing by running the first leg on the 4x100 team that set a world record with a time of 37.10 seconds, and he also started things off for the world champions in 2011 as the team broke its own mark with a 37.04. Despite an impressive personal best of 9.78 seconds in the 100 meters - making him the fourth-fastest man of all time - Carter's individual prospects are murkier in a daunting field, although he did reach the final at last year's worlds before finishing seventh.
  • Previous Olympics: 2008
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