Full name: Jason John Gardener
Nickname(s): The Bath Bullet
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: September 17, 1975 in Bath, Bath and North East Somerset, Great Britain
Affiliations: Wessex and Bath AC
Country: Great Britain
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
Known as the “Bath Bullet” because of his hometown and his starting ability, Jason Gardener foreshadowed his Olympic triumph of 2004 when, a decade earlier, he and fellow Olympic relay team-mate [Marlon Devonish] were part of the British team that won the World Junior title in 1994.
Most of Gardener’s successes came indoors as an archetypal 60 m specialist and his explosive starts took him in victory in four European Indoor Championships between 2000 and 2007 and gained World Indoor honours in 2004. Although he was AAA 100 m champion on four occasions and became only the second British sprinter to break the ten second barrier, he was not the same force outdoors as he was indoors. His best performance as an individual was probably reaching the final of the 100 m at the 1999 World Championships. As a relay runner he was invariably used as a lead-off runner and. In addition to his Olympic triumph, he won silver and bronze medals respectively at the 1999 and 2005 World Championships. He retired in 2007 and pursued a career in the media working for Eurosport, Sky Sports and Channel 4 in the UK.
Personal Best\: 100 – 9.98 (1999).
|2000 Summer||24||Sydney||Athletics||Men's 100 metres||Great Britain||GBR||4 h2 r2/4|
|2000 Summer||24||Sydney||Athletics||Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay||Great Britain||GBR||AC h1 r1/3|
|2004 Summer||28||Athina||Athletics||Men's 100 metres||Great Britain||GBR||5 h2 r3/4|
|2004 Summer||28||Athina||Athletics||Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay||Great Britain||GBR||1||Gold|
|2000 Summer||24||Sydney||Athletics||Great Britain||Quarter-Finals||Heat Two||4||10.27||0,177||5|
|2000 Summer||24||Sydney||Athletics||Great Britain||Round One||Heat Ten||1||QU||10.38||0,188||1|
|2004 Summer||28||Athina||Athletics||Great Britain||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||5||10.12||0.147||8|
|2004 Summer||28||Athina||Athletics||Great Britain||Quarter-Finals||Heat Three||2||QU||10.15||0.146||3|
|2004 Summer||28||Athina||Athletics||Great Britain||Round One||Heat Seven||2||QU||10.15||0.155||5|
|2000 Summer||24||Sydney||Athletics||Great Britain||GBR||Round One||Heat One||AC||DQ||1|
|2004 Summer||28||Athina||Athletics||Great Britain||GBR||Final||1||3||38.07||0.232|
|2004 Summer||28||Athina||Athletics||Great Britain||GBR||Round One||Heat Two||2||QU||1||38.53||0.162|