January 20, 1969|
Virginia Beach, Virginia
|College team||Texas A&M Aggies|
Andre Cason (born January 20, 1969) is an American former sprinter. He was a member of the US 4 × 100 meters relay team that won the gold medal at the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo with a world record time of 37.50 seconds. A few weeks after this event Cason, ran his first sub-10-second 100 meters race when winning in Koblenz in 9.99 seconds.
The 1992 season started very promisingly for Cason as he set the world indoor record for 60 metres on three different occasions, leaving a standing World Record time of 6.41, and equaling the World Indoor Record for 50 metres with a time of 5.62. Cason kept his excellent form until the early summer. However, at the 1992 US Olympic Trials he suffered a career threatening injury with a torn Achilles tendon, and was out for the rest of the season.
In 1993 Cason won the 100 m at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon and won a silver medal over 100 m at the 1993 World Championships in Athletics in Stuttgart, running in 9.92 s. In the 4×100 m relay he was a member of the US team that tied the world record at 37.40 s in the semi-finals, and won the gold in the final with 37.48 s.
Cason coached the Liaoning (China) Province Team Sprinters, and assisted in building and cultivating the Chinese National Sprint Team from 2010-2013. In 2014, Cason oversaw the high performance training for professional MMA fighters in Hong Kong. Since late 2014, Cason has been the National Sprint Coach for the country of Thailand, and the Thailand Olympic team.
|50 meters||5.62||Los Angeles, California, United States||February 15, 1992|
|60 meters||6.41, World Record||Madrid, Spain||February 14, 1992|
|100 meters||9.92||Stuttgart, Germany||August 15, 1993|
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