Michael Frater

Michael Frater, 2009 in Berlin

Michael Frater ( born October 6, 1982 at the Manchester Parish ) is a Jamaican sprinter who focuses on the 100 -meter run.

At the World Championships in Paris in 2003, his first world championships, he already retired from the quarter-finals. The following year, he entered at the Olympic Games in Athens to the semifinals before.

The greatest success of his career celebrated Frater at the 2005 World Championships in Helsinki. In the final, he won the 100 meters in 10.05 s behind the U.S. Olympic champion Justin Gatlin the silver medal. The success was all the more surprising as the Friar personal best only at 10.03 s was.

In 2008 he was at the Olympic Games in Beijing sixth in his personal best of 9.97 s with the Jamaican 4 x 100 - meter relay in the cast Nesta Carter, Frater, Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell he won in world record time of 37.10 s Olympic Gold. A year later, the Jamaican 4 x 100 - meter relay in the cast Steve Mullings, Michael Frater, Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell won the world title in 37.31 s

At the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, he was with a time of 10.23 s sixth in the semi-finals and could not qualify for the final run. He was but along with Nesta Carter, Yohan Blake and Usain Bolt World Champion in the 4 x 100 - meter relay. The Jamaican relay team made ​​it with a time of 37.04 seconds for a new world record. In the overall standings of the Diamond League in 2011, he came in fourth place behind his fellow countrymen Powell, Blake and Carter.

When he was in fourth place with 9.94 s in the final on 29 June 2012 at the Jamaican Trials, he did not qualify though for the single-start at the Olympics, but it was clear as the fourth relay runner for the national team. There he won with Bolt, Blake and Carter gold and set with 36.84 s at the same time set a new world record.

In January 2013 he announced that he. By his club MVP Track & Field Club, where he served since 2005, and his coach Steven Francis of moving to the rival Racers Track Club and Glenn Mills, who trains, among other Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake The reason he gave to differences between him and his coach Francis. At the same time he also announced that he had developed well since the surgery on his left knee last October and the end of January will fully get back into the training.


Wind -legal 100-meter times under 10 seconds ( Maximum legal wind = 2 m / s)

Personal best