17 September 1975 (age 43)|
Spanish Town, Jamaica
Tayna Lawrence (born 17 September 1975 in Spanish Town, Jamaica) is a Track and field sprint athlete, competing internationally for Jamaica. She is an Olympic gold medalist in the 4 x 100 meter relay race.
Lawrence graduated from Florida International University, in Miami, Florida, USA. She sustained a leg injury and had to undergo surgery in 2003, missing the World Championships in Paris. She was severely hampered by a series of stress fractures in 2001, which ruled her out of the World Championships.
|30 August 2002||100 m||Brussels, Belgium||10.93|
|1 May 2000||200 m||Pointe-á-Pitre, France||22.84|
* Marion Jones, the American athlete who finished in first place, was stripped of her gold medal in October 2007 following a doping scandal. Ekaterini Thanou, the Greek athlete who finished second place, was later suspended for two years following various scandals at the 2004 Summer Olympics.
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