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Donovan Bailey

            Recently it has been black history month and the black Canadian I chose to write about is Donovan Bailey. Donovan was born in Manchester, Jamaica on December 16,1967.1 After when he came to Canada as a teenager his game was basketball not track. Track at this time wasn't one of his considerations. Later in 1994 when Donovan was 26, he was watching the Canadian Track Championships and he thought to himself "I can run faster than that- and he could. During and later in his career he proudly earned these titles: Canadian Champion, Pan American games Champion, Goodwill games Champion, Commonwealth games Champion, World Champion and Olympic Champion.2 During Donovan's life he accomplished many important things from basketball when he was young, World and Olympic champion sprinter and to being a hero to many different people.
             In Donovan's early life he came to Canada as a teenager (when he was 13), his game was basketball not track. Even though he was a good enough sprinter to make the national sprint team and also an alternate on the sprint relay squad in 1993. This led him to establish in 1990 an import-export clothing business because that was his main interest. After he had been playing basketball for a few years he decided he wanted to sprint. So after the world championships in 1995 he trained to become a sprinter quite a lot in Louisiana. In 1995 his times raised a great amount. Also when he was on the stage he had many upset victories and posted for the season a world best time.
             Donovan had many triumphs in his life, many titles and many fans of his heroic happenings. He became a favourite for the world championship when he ran an amazing 9.91 seconds in the 100m final. He also took the gold medal from the 100m with a time of 9.97 seconds. Against the strongest field ever-present. Donovan won the 100m races in world record time (9.84). He beat the Americans for the gold medal when he anchored the 4 by 100m relay team.

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