Events: Sprints
Height:  5-11
Weight: 165
PRs:  100m - 9.88 (2004); 200m - 19.79 (2004)
Born: 1978 in Van Wyck, S.C.
Current Residence: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: Indian Land ‘96
College: Clemson ‘00
Coach:  Bobby Kersee
Agent: Kimberly Holland
Club: Nike

Career Highlights: 2008 Olympic 200m silver medalist; 2004 Olympic 200m gold medalist; Olympic 4x100m silver medalist; 2004 World Indoor 60m silver medalist; 2001 World Outdoor 200m bronze medalist; 2004 U.S. Indoor 60m champion; 3-time USA Outdoor 200m champion ('01, '02, ‘04); 2001 World Indoor 200m gold medalist; 2001 Goodwill Games champion; Two-time NCAA Indoor 200m champion

Crawford bounced back from an injury-plagued 2005 season to concentrate solely on the 100 meters in 2006, highlighted by a runner-up finish in that event at the AT&T USA Outdoor Championships.  He managed a top-10 world ranking at 200m in 2007, and now is coached by Bobby Kersee. After a dream season in 2004, Crawford had a frustrating year in 2005 due to frequent foot problems, which he described as inflammation in the nerves and tendons around the second metatarsals in both feet. After placing fourth in the 100 meters at the 2004 Olympic Games, Crawford dominated in the 200m final by winning the gold medal with a new personal best of 19.79 seconds. Crawford led an American sweep of the Olympic 200m as teammates Bernard Williams and Justin Gatlin finished second and third respectively. It was Team USA's first sweep in the men's 200 meters since Carl Lewis, Kirk Baptiste and Thomas Jefferson did it in 1984.  In high school, Crawford was a two-time South Carolina state champion in the 200m and state champion in the 100m. Coached by Michael Gordon, Crawford posted a prep personal best time of 10.62 in the 100m and a 21.57 in the 200m...majored in parks, recreation, and tourism management in college...at the 2000 NCAA Indoor Championships, he won a tight race with John Capel of Florida. Crawford finished the race in 20.252, followed by Capel in 20.257, to win the second national championship of his career, having won the event as a sophomore as well...participated in Fox Television's show "Man vs. Beast" in January 2003, where he ran against a zebra and a giraffe...he says he calls himself the Cheetah Man.

Competition Results:
2008: 2nd at Olympic Games 200m (19.96)
2007:  7th at USA Outdoors 200m (20.51)...3rd in 100m at Reebok Grand Prix (9.96w)...3rd in 200m at adidas Track Classic (20.21)... 4th at Nike Prefontaine Classic 200m (20.58)...Won three times at 60m indoors: Boston Indoor Games (6.55)...Millrose Games (6.56) & Tyson Invitational (6.61)...ranked #10 in U.S. at 100m, #9 in world, #7 U.S. at 200m by T&FN...bests of 10.13 & 20.21.
2006:  Runner-up at USA Outdoor 100m (10.26)...2nd at Nike Prefontaine Classic (10.04w)...1st at Oslo (10.01)...6th at  Paris  (10.17)...2nd at Rome (10.02)...7th at Lausanne (10.15)...4th at Stockholm (10.14)...3rd at London (10.04)...ranked #6 in world (#4 U.S.) at 100m...best of 10.01.
2005: Runner-up in 100m (10.17), 3rd in 200m (20.12) at USA Outdoors...did not compete at World Outdoors due to injury...8th in 100m semifinal at World Outdoor Champs (10.28)...1st in semifinal at USA Outdoors (9.99)...2nd in 100m at Reebok Grand Prix (10.10)...4th in 100m at Nike Prefontaine Classic (9.98w)...ranked #3 at 100m, #6 at 200m in U.S. by T&FN...bests of 9.99 & 20.12
2004: Olympic Games 200m gold medalist (19.79PR)...4x100m relay Olympic silver medal (lead leg, 38.08)...4th at Olympic Games 100m (9.89)...2nd at Olympic Trials 100m (9.93)...1st at Olympic Trials 200m (19.99)...World Indoors 60m runner-up (6.52)...USA Indoors 60m champion (6.47)...1st in opening round 200m at Olympic Trials (19.88)...1st  in 100m at Nike Prefontaine Classic (9.88PR)...1st at Qatar Athletic Super Grand Prix in 100m (9.86w)...1st at Seville in 200m (20.23)... 5th in 60m at adidas Boston Indoor Games (6.68)...bests of 9.88PR & 19.79PR.
2003:  2nd in 200m at USA Indoors (20.77)... 6th at USA Outdoors (20.35)...8th in 60m at USA Indoors (6.67)...5th at Verizon Millrose Games (6.67)...1st in opening round at Pretoria, Africa (10.07)... 7th at Nike Prefontaine Classic 100m (10.24)...3rd at Home Depot Invitational (10.10)... 2nd at Rome (20.02)...bests of 10.07 & 20.02...ranked #4 in the world at 200m (#4 U.S.) by T&FN.