Christian Taylor

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  • Birth Place: Fayetteville, Georgia, United States
  • Profession: U.S. track & field athlete (triple jump)
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Fast Facts

  • Set Georgia state high-school records in the long jump, triple jump and 400m (while also playing football) before becoming a 10-time All-American at the University of Florida.
  • Won gold in the triple jump at the 2011 World Championships despite being the youngest competitor (21) in the finals.
  • Led an American 1-2 finish in the triple jump with former college teammate Will Claye at the 2012 Olympics in London.  
  • Has followed his coach, Rana Reider, to England (in 2013) and to the Netherlands (in 2014) to continue full-time training.
  • Switched takeoff foot in 2013 to minimize left knee pain.
  • Soared to victory at the 2015 World Championships with a triple jump of 18.21m, breaking a 19-year-old American record and falling just 8cm shy the world record.
  • Writes the would-be world record "18.30" on the inside of his shoes for inspiration. 
  • Named one of Sports Illustrated's Fittest 50 men of 2016.
  • Once again finished 1-2 with Claye in the triple jump at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Relationships

  • Stephanie Taylor — Mother
  • Ian Taylor — Father
  • Kelly Murphy — Significant Other

College

  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States

Details

  • Birth Place: Fayetteville, Georgia, United States
  • Profession: U.S. track & field athlete (triple jump)

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