Glenroy Gilbert

Glenroy John Gilbert ( born August 31, 1968 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago) is a former Canadian athlete, winner of the gold medal in the 4 x 100 meters relay at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, USA.

Gilbert formed along with Robert Esmie, Bruny Surin and Donovan Bailey is the most successful season Quartet mid-1990s. He made ​​his debut on the big international stage at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, where he finished in 21st place in the long jump. At the 1990 Commonwealth Games in the long jump he could occupy the 8th Place and in 1992 it reached with the Canadian 4-by- 100 - meter relay at the Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain the semi-finals.

His first medal Gilbert could win at the World Athletics Championships in Stuttgart in 1993, when he sprinted to the 4 x 100 - meter relay in 3rd place. In the Commonwealth Games 1994 he won gold with the 4 x 100 - meter relay and was fifth in the 100 - meter sprint. Gilbert also launched at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, and was there in the two- man and four Fifteenth and Eleventh. In 1995 he won at the Pan American Games gold medal in the 100 - meter sprint and was the World Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden, to customize the 4 x 100 - meter relay also victorious.

At the Olympic Games in Atlanta, the Canadian team was not favored, although they won pretty much all the titles in recent years, because the victories were always achieved in the absence of the U.S. team. Nevertheless, they beat the U.S. team in the final of the 4 x 100 -meter relay race by nearly half a second and thus underscored the claim to be the best team in this discipline in the world. Gilbert also reached the quarterfinals in the 100 - meter sprint.

Gilbert and his teammates captured two years later at the 1997 World Championships in Athens, Greece, again the first place, as well as at the Goodwill Games in 1998. At the 1999 World Championships in Seville, Spain, the Canadian team was disqualified in the semifinals and Gilbert finished his career after the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia after his side had failed in the semifinals.

After his resignation sporting Gilbert worked for a short time at CBC / Radio -Canada in Ottawa and is now coach of the 4 x 100 - meter relay team. He is also the coach of the Ottawa Lions - an athletics club - where he is responsible for the sprint and the relay.