Wendell GASKIN, JR.

Photo - Wendell  GASKIN, JR.

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Deaflympic / World Championships Medals:

11 2 1

First Deaflympic Games: Sofia 1993

Born: 1973

Gender: m

Student at the University of Kansas. As of 1 January 2009, he is still the world record holder in 100m (10.21 seconds); 200m (21.15) and 400m (45.29). 1991 USA Junior champion among the non-deaf in 100m and 200m. The first and only deaf person to be a 1994 USA Olympic Festival gold medal winner in the 400m. Because of injury, missed out on making the national team for the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. Participated at various world-class meets in 100m, 200m and 400m for the top elite non-deaf runners in Europe, Latin American and the United States. 1993 USA Deaf Sports Federation/USA Athlete of the Year Award Winner.
1996 Sportsman of the Year Finalist.

Deaflympics / World ChampionshipsSportEventResult
Sofia 1993 *Athletics100mGold
Sofia 1993 *Athletics200mGold
Sofia 1993 *Athletics400mGold
Sofia 1993 *Athletics4x100m relayGold
Sofia 1993 *Athletics4x400m relayGold
Copenhagen 1997 *Athletics100mGold
Copenhagen 1997 *Athletics200mGold
Copenhagen 1997 *Athletics400mGold
Copenhagen 1997 *Athletics4x100m relayGold
Copenhagen 1997 *Athletics4x400m relaySilver
Rome 2001 *Athletics100mGold
Rome 2001 *Athletics400mBronze
Rome 2001 *Athletics4x100m relayGold
Rome 2001 *Athletics4x400m relaySilver
* Deaflympics