Ato Boldon

  • Birth Name: Ato Jabari Boldon
  • Birth Place: Port of Spain, Trinidad
  • Profession: Track athlete, TV-sports analyst
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Fast Facts

  • Once held NCAA championship-meet record in the 100 meters.
  • In the 1995 World Championships, at 21, he won a bronze medal in the 100 meters, which made him the youngest to ever medal in that event.
  • Is one of only a few male sprinters to win both a World Junior and World Senior event.
  • A four-time Olympic medal-winning sprinter.
  • In 2001, a newly built stadium in Couva, Trinidad and Tobago, was named the Ato Boldon Stadium.
  • From 2006 to '07, served as an Opposition Senator in the Trinidad and Tobago Parliament.
  • In 2006, wrote, produced and directed the sports documentary Once in a Lifetime: Boldon in Bahrain, about the Trinidad and Tobago national soccer team's FIFA qualifying contest against Bahrain.
  • Was nominated for the 2013 Sports Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Sports Personality for his coverage of the 2012 London Olympics.
  • Has been a television broadcaster for ESPN, NBC Sports, CBS and the BBC.

Relationships

  • Okera Boldon — Brother
  • Guy Boldon — Father
  • Bri Bolton — Daughter
  • Hope Boldon — Mother
  • Cassandra Mills — Ex-wife

College

  • University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States

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