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Adam Gemili 10 Personal Facts, Biography, Wiki
Born: October 6, 1993 (age 27 years), London, United Kingdom
Personal best(s): 100 m: 9.97 (Birmingham 2015); 200 m: 19.97 (Brussels 2016)
Height: 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight: 78 kg (172 lb)
Parents: Sacha Gemili, Az Gemili
Education: Dartford Grammar School, Barking & Dagenham College, University of East London
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Gemili is of Iranian and Moroccan descent, which he considers to be “a very weird background for a sprinter.”
He is the first sprinter of either north African or Middle Eastern descent to break both the 10 second and 20 second barriers for 100 and 200 metres respectively.
At the age of eleven, Gemili attended Dartford Grammar School.
He also attended Barking and Dagenham College where he studied for a BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport, and hoped to attend university at some point.
After the 2012 Olympics he started studying Sports and Exercise Science with Human Biology at the University of East London, where he wrote his dissertation on the effect of particular warm-up exercises on sprinting performance.
He is a member of Blackheath & Bromley Harriers.
Adam Gemili was born on 6 October 1993 in England.
Gemili is of Moroccan-Iranian descent. He was educated at Dartford Grammar School and then went to University in east London.
Before becoming an athlete, Adam Gemili played on loan from Dagenham & Redbridge for Thurrock and had been on Chelsea’s books as a schoolboy in their youth academy.
However, his career veered towards athletics after winning silver at the European Junior Championships in 2011.
The following year, he won world junior 100m gold and then reached the semi-finals of the London Olympic Games.
In 2013, Adam Gemili ran the second fastest time ever by a Briton over the 200m when he qualified for the 2013 World Championships.
In June 2015 he became the only British athlete to go under 10 seconds for the 100m (running 9.97 seconds) and sub 20 seconds in the 200m, however he ruptured a hamstring which meant he missed the rest of the season.
Nevertheless, Gemili qualified for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
Gemili came fourth in the 200 metres at Rio, missing out on a medal by just three thousandths of a second.
Adam Gemili was part of the 4 x 100m gold medal winning Brtish team at the 2017 Athletics World Championships in London.
In 2020, he joined the board of a new independent body the Athletics Association.
In August 2020, Adam Gemili won the men’s 200m with a time of 20.61 seconds at the Diamond League in Stockholm.
He has an A in GCSE Japanese.
He made his Olympic Games debut on home soil at London 2012, where he reached the semi-finals while also claiming the Junior World Championships title in the 100m the same year.
The London-born sprinter earned his first senior medals on the global stage in 2014, winning two silvers medals at the European Championships before going on to secure gold at the European Championships in the 200m.
Gemili ran his first legal sub-ten second race at the Diamond League in Birmingham in May 2015, clocking 9.97 seconds which put him joint-seventh on the all-time list of British sprinters.
The Florida-based athlete came agonisingly close to an Olympic medal as he finished 4th in the 200m in Rio, but a year later claimed World Championship gold in the 4x100m relay with CJ Ujah, Danny Talbot and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake in what he describes as his ‘greatest race’.
Talented athlete Adam Gemili is best known for his talents as an elite sprinter, having claimed an impressive tally of medals already in his career.
Having competed at a host of prestigious competitions, such as the Olympics and Commonwealth Games, Adam has learnt how to channel drive and determination to maximise his peak performance.
Best known for his elite sprinting abilities, Adam made headlines as the second British athlete to break the 20-second barrier competing in the 200m.
Throughout his career, Adam has claimed several medals including nine Gold, seven Silver and two Bronze medals.
He has been the 2012 World Junior Champion in the 100m and 2014 European Champion in the 200m.
Before becoming an elite sprinter, Adam also enjoyed a career as a footballer playing for Chelsea, Thurrock, Reading and Dagenham & Redbridge.
Since transitioning to athletics full time, Adam has enjoyed a successful junior and senior athletics career.
Adam has also been selected as a board member of the Track and Field Athletes’ Union, The Athletics Association.
Having shown immense promise in elite sport, Adam has honed the qualities of drive and determination to ensure that he is able to maximise his peak performance and reach the top in his sport.
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