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Encyclopedia > Shawn Crawford
Medal record
Competitor for Flag of the United States United States
Men’s athletics
Olympic Games
Gold 2004 Athens 200 m
Silver 2004 Athens 4x100 m relay
World Championships
Bronze 2001 Edmonton 200 m

Shawn Crawford (born January 14, 1978) is a sprint athlete from the United States. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... A womens 400m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics were held at the Athens Olympic Stadium, except for the marathons (which were run from Marathonas to the Kallimarmaro Stadium), the road walk (through the streets of Athens), and the shot put, which was held at the Ancient Olympia Stadium. ... Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics were held at the Athens Olympic Stadium, except for the marathons (which were run from Marathonas to the Kallimarmaro Stadium), the road walk (through the streets of Athens), and the shot put, which was held at the Ancient Olympia Stadium. ... A World Championship is any contest to determine the best in the world in a particular field. ... The 8th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held at the Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada between August 3 and August 12 and was the first time the event had visited North America. ... is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Sprints are short running races in athletics. ... A womens 400m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track. ...


==Biography Shawn Crawford was born in Van Wyck, South Carolina. He attended Clemson University from where he claimed 11 All-America honors and three National Championships. Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude... Clemson University is a public, coeducational, land-grant, research university located in Clemson, South Carolina, United States. ...


In a successful 2001 started the year with victory at the Indoor World Championships in the 200 m. Crawford then went to the World Athletics Championships where he tied with Kim Collins of Saint Kitts and Nevis for the 200 m. bronze medal. He then travelled to the Goodwill Games where he claimed his second gold medal of the year. The International Association of Athletics Federations World Indoor Championships were inaugurated as the World Indoor Games in 1985 in Paris, France and were subsequently renamed in 1987 as they are known today. ... The World Championships in Athletics is an event organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations. ... Kim Collins (born April 5, 1976) is a sprinter from Saint Kitts and Nevis. ... Logo of the 2nd Games in Seattle The Goodwill Games were an international sports competition, created by Ted Turner in reaction to the political troubles surrounding the Olympic Games of the 1980s. ... Gold Medal is an album by American band The Donnas, released in 2004. ...


The next two years of Crawford's career were most memorable for his outrageous antics and lack of focus. At a 2002 meet in Milan, Crawford put on a Phantom of the Opera mask just prior to the beginning of his 200 m race. The mask became dislodged during the race obstructing his vision and causing him to run out of his lane and be disqualified.[1] Crawford claimed to have tested the mask in advance by sticking his head out of a car window while wearing it.


Later that same year at another race in Italy, Crawford purposely false-started to charge it to the entire field since he'd never done it before. Crawford accidentally false started a second time, earning another disqualification.


In January 2003, Crawford starred in an episode of the FOX TV show "Man vs. Beast," in which he raced a zebra and a giraffe in the 100m on dirt. In the first race Crawford easily bested the giraffe (which was separated from him by a metal fence and may have been a bit disoriented). The zebra race was very close with the zebra slowly pulling ahead for victory. Accusing the zebra of a false start, Crawford re-raced the zebra getting out of the blocks first and taking a lead. This caused the zebra to speed up, finishing in 9.9 seconds to Crawford's 10.8 second time. Later Crawford boasted to ESPN the Magazine, "Tell the Zebra I coulda whooped him."[2] According to the USATF website Crawford refers to himself as "Cheetah Man".


Crawford has publicly expressed his desire to run in war paint and urges spectators to look out for him at every meet.


After the relatively unsuccessful and unfocused 2002 and 2003 he burst back in March of 2004 where he was fancied for the 60 m. world indoor title. Unfortunately he came up against an inform Jason Gardener from Great Britain who edged him into the silver medal position by just 3/100th's of a second. Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jason Gardener (born September 18, 1975 in Bath, Somerset, England) is a sprint athlete. ...


In the trials for the 2004 Summer Olympics Shawn gained his place in the team by claiming third in the 100 m. with a personal best of 9.93 s. behind winner Maurice Greene and second placed Justin Gatlin but bettered that seven days later with first place in the 200 m. with a time of 19.99 s. this time pushing Gatlin into second with Bernard Williams taking third. The ceremony for the lighting of the flame is arranged as a pagan pageant, with priestesses dancing. ... Maurice Greene (born July 23, 1974) is an American sprinter in athletics, who holds several world records and Olympic medals. ... Justin Gatlin (born February 10, 1982) is an American sprinter. ... Bernard R. Williams III (born January 19, 1978) is an American athlete, winner of gold medal in 4x100 m relay at the 2000 Summer Olympics. ...


In June Shawn improved on his 100 m. personal best when running 9.88 s. in Eugene, Oregon, to leave him as a real medal contender for the Athens Games. It has been suggested that Track Town, USA be merged into this article or section. ...


At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Crawford ran the 100m final in 9.89 finishing in fourth place just 0.04 seconds behind first place finisher, Justin Gatlin, his friend and training partner. That was the first race in history with four competitors under 9.9 seconds. The ceremony for the lighting of the flame is arranged as a pagan pageant, with priestesses dancing. ... This article is about the capital of Greece. ... Justin Gatlin (born February 10, 1982) is an American sprinter. ...


He went on to win the gold medal in the 200 metres.


The 200 m final was the most emotional race of the Games for the Greek crowd, many who had bought tickets prior to the Games in anticipation of seeing their leading athlete and sporting hero, Konstantinos Kenteris defend his 200m title. However, Kenteris' withdrawal on a missed doping test controversy before the athletics programme started, left many Greek fans in the crowd bitter and angry and the target of their anger was Crawford, who was seen by them to be the main beneficiary of Kenteris' absence ( prior to the Games, the 200 metres was anticipated as being a straight two man battle between Kenteris and Crawford ). When the athletes were initially getting ready to settle in their blocks, a chorus of boos rang out from the crowd and escalated into an unprecedented spectacle of them chanting "Ken-teris, Ken-teris" repeatedly for almost five minutes. This had a visibly shocking effect on the runners who were not able to contemplate starting the race until the tirade stopped. Konstantinos Kenteris, also spelt as Konstadinos Kederis (in Greek: Κωνσταντίνος Κεντέρης; born July 11, 1973) is a Greek athlete. ...


Throughout this, Crawford maintained a quiet, detached dignity.


When the crowd finally quietened, the race began, but inevitably there was a false-start. The crowd immediately started chanting once more, knowing that if anyone false-started again, that athlete would be disqualified (hoping Crawford would be the one to do so). Knowing this, when race did occur, Crawford came out of the blocks in a pedestrian manner, 5th slowest according to official reaction times given, to ensure he wasn't going to be a potentially disqualified runner. Once that was achieved, he went on to win the race easily in 19.79s.


It has been speculated, that not for the extraordinary atmosphere around that race and with the normal aggressive start expected of a sub-9.90s runner, he was capable that day of joining only two other athletes who at the time had ever run under 19.70s for 200 m. [citation needed]


Later, he claimed a silver as part of the US 4x100 m relay team.


During the 2006 Penn Relays 4x100 m relay, Shawn engaged in more antics. After handing off to Justin Gatlin, who was anchoring the race, he re-accelerated and followed Justin for a few seconds. The Penn Relays (also Penn Relays Carnival) is the oldest and largest track and field carnival in the United States, hosted annually since April 21, 1895 by the University of Pennsylvania at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...

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Shawn Crawford - Biocrawler (586 words)
Shawn Crawford (born January 14, 1978 in Van Wyck, South Carolina) is a sprint athlete.
Shawn then went to the World Athletics Championships where he tied with Kim Collins of Saint Kitts and Nevis for the 200 m.
In January 2003, Crawford starred in an episode of the FOX TV show "Man vs. Beast," in which he raced a zebra and a giraffe in the 100m on dirt.
Shawn Crawford (615 words)
Crawford bounced back from an injury-plagued 2005 season to concentrate solely on the 100 meters in 2006, highlighted by a runner-up finish in that event at the ATandT USA Outdoor Championships.
Crawford led an American sweep of the Olympic 200m as teammates Bernard Williams and Justin Gatlin finished second and third respectively.
Crawford finished the race in 20.252, followed by Capel in 20.257, to win the second national championship of his career, having won the event as a sophomore as well…participated in Fox Television’s show “Man vs. Beast” in January 2003, where he ran against a zebra and a giraffe…he says he calls himself the Cheetah Man.
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