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Rodney Martin (athlete)

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Nationality  United States
Role  Sports Career
Name  Rodney Martin

Event(s)  100 metres, 200 metres
Weight  165 lb (75 kg)
Height  1.75 m
Rodney Martin (athlete) wwwusatforgathletesbiosTrackAndFieldArchive2
Born  December 22, 1982 (age 32) (1982-12-22) Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Personal best(s)  100m: 9.95 s (Eugene 2008) 200m: 19.99 s (Eugene 2008)
Education  Western High School, University of South Carolina

Rodney Martin (born December 22, 1982) is an American sprinter. Martin is a native of Las Vegas, Nevada. He attended Western High School, where he played football and ran track. At the University of South Carolina Rodney became a three-time All-American and broke the indoor and outdoor 200m school records. Martin ran 4th place at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, Japan in the 200m dash, missing the bronze medal to Wallace Spearmon Jr. by 100th of a second. The Americans placed 1st (Tyson Gay), 3rd place (Wallace Spearmon Jr) and 4th place (Rodney Martin). Martin obtained the gold medal as an alternate running on the gold medal USA 4 × 100 m relay that year. Martin made his first Olympic Team in 2008 in Beijing China, where he ran the first leg of the 4 x 100 metre relay.

United States at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He competed in the 4x100 metres relay together with Travis Padgett, Darvis Patton and Tyson Gay. In their qualification heat Martin ran the first leg of the race. They did not finish due to a mistake in the baton exchange and they were eliminated.

As of 2014, Martin was serving in the United States Navy.

References

Rodney Martin (athlete) Wikipedia


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