Wendell GASKIN, JR.

Photo - Wendell  GASKIN, JR.

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Deaflympic Medals:

11 2 1

First Deaflympic Games: Sofia 1993

Born: 1973

Gender: m

Student at the University of Kansas. As of 1 January 2009, he is still the world record holder in 100m (10.21 seconds); 200m (21.15) and 400m (45.29). 1991 USA Junior champion among the non-deaf in 100m and 200m. The first and only deaf person to be a 1994 USA Olympic Festival gold medal winner in the 400m. Because of injury, missed out on making the national team for the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. Participated at various world-class meets in 100m, 200m and 400m for the top elite non-deaf runners in Europe, Latin American and the United States. 1993 USA Deaf Sports Federation/USA Athlete of the Year Award Winner.
1996 Sportsman of the Year Finalist.

Deaflympics / World ChampionshipsSportEventResult
Sofia 1993Athletics100mGold
Sofia 1993Athletics200mGold
Sofia 1993Athletics400mGold
Sofia 1993Athletics4x100m RelayGold
Sofia 1993Athletics4x400m RelayGold
Copenhagen 1997Athletics100mGold
Copenhagen 1997Athletics200mGold
Copenhagen 1997Athletics400mGold
Copenhagen 1997Athletics4x100m RelayGold
Copenhagen 1997Athletics4x400m RelaySilver
Rome 2001Athletics100mGold
Rome 2001Athletics400mBronze
Rome 2001Athletics4x100m RelayGold
Rome 2001Athletics4x400m RelaySilver