Name: Aries Merritt
Event: 110-meter Hurdles
Height: 6-1
Weight: 158
DOB: 7/24/1985
Birthplace: Chicago, Ill.
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
High School: Wheeler High School '03 (Marietta, Ga.)
College: University of Tennessee '07, Sports Management

Olympic Experience:
  • 2012 Olympic Games, gold (110-meter hurdles)
Career Highlights:
  • 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials champion
  • 2012 world indoor champion
  • 2012 national indoor champion 
  • 2011 USA Outdoor Championships, 2nd
  • 2009 USA Outdoor Championships, 3rd
  • 2006 NCAA champion
  • Seven-time NCAA All-American
  • 2005 world junior champion

Fun Facts: Aries likes to watch TV, play video games, and make people laugh. He was also one of eight hurdlers named to USA Today's All-USA High School Team.

Learn more: 
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