Christian Taylor

Track and Field

Name: Christian Taylor
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): Triple Jump
Height: 6-2
Weight: 175
DOB: 6/18/1990
Birthplace: Fayetteville, Ga.
Hometown: Fayettville, Ga.
High School: Sandy Creek High School (Tyrone, Ga.) ‘08
College: University of Florida, '13 Hospitality and Tourism
Coach(es): Rana Reider
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (2012, 2016); two-time Olympic medalist (2 golds)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, gold
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, gold
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – gold
  • Years of participation: Outdoor – 2011, 2013, 2015
  • Medals: 2 (2 golds)
  • Gold – 2011, 2015
Personal: Son of Ian and Stephanie Taylor...Has one sister, Kaitlyn...Scratched on his first two jumps at the London 2012 Olympic Games before delivering in dramatic fashion to win the gold medal on his final attempt...Won the 2011 world outdoor title with the third-best American performance of all-time and was the youngest jumper to advance to the final (21)...10-time NCAA All-American and three-time NCAA champion (outdoor-2010; indoor-2009-10).

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