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Tayna Lawrence (born September 17, 1975 in Spanish Town, Jamaica) is a Track and Field sprint athlete, competing internationally for Jamaica. She is an Olympic gold medalist in the 4 x 100 meter relay race.

She graduated at Florida International University, in Miami, Florida, USA. She sustained a leg injury and had to undergo surgery in 2003, missing the World Championships in Paris. She was severely hampered by a series of stress fractures in 2001 which ruled her out of the World Championships.

Personal bests

Date Event Venue Time
August 30, 2002 100 m Brussels, Belgium 10.93
May 1, 2000 200 m Pointe-á-Pitre, France 22.84


Year Tournament Venue Result Event
2000 2000 Summer Olympics Sydney, Australia 2nd* 100 m
2000 2000 Summer Olympics Sydney, Australia 2nd 4x100 m
2002 IAAF World Cup Madrid, Spain 2nd 100 m
2002 IAAF Grand Prix Paris, France 3rd 100 m
2004 2004 Summer Olympics Athens, Greece 1st 4x100 m

* Marion Jones, the American athlete who finished in first place, was stripped of her gold medal in October 2007 following a doping scandal. Ekaterini Thanou, the Greek athlete who finished second place, was later suspended for two years following various scandals at the 2004 Olympics.




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