London, Phelps, Bolt star at Olympics

London, Phelps, Bolt star at Olympics

London and the home-standing British athletes stood out at the 2012 Olympics but the spotlight was grabbed by Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt.
JOHN HENDEL, United Press International
Olympic Roundup: USA tops medal race

Olympic Roundup: USA tops medal race

LONDON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- David Boudia perhaps did not appreciate the fact he was about to symbolize the entire United States effort at the Olympics Saturday -- but he did.
Bolt anchors Jamaica to world record

Bolt anchors Jamaica to world record

LONDON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Yohan Blake and Usain Bolt, the two fastest men on the planet, brought Jamaica a world record Saturday in winning the Olympic 400-meter relay.

Olympic Medal: M 400 Relay

LONDON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Jamaica won the Olympic gold medal in the men's 400-meter relay Saturday with a world record time of 36.84.
Bolt sets world record in 100 meter dash

Bolt sets world record in 100 meter dash

BEIJING, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Usain Bolt of Jamaica confirmed Saturday he is the fastest man on the planet, winning the Olympic 100-meter dash in world record time.

U.S sprinter Grimes fails drug test

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- American sprinter Mickey Grimes was stripped of his gold medal in the men's 100 meters Tuesday after failing a drug test at the Pan Am Games.

NCAA Track and Field Championship Results

BATON ROUGE, La., June 1 (UPI) -- Results of Saturday night's finals on the concluding night of the NCAA Track and Field Championships:
Michael Frater
Michael Frater of Jamica (L) and Naoki Tsukahara of Japan compete in the second round of heats for the 100 Meter at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing on August 15, 2008. Frater ran 10.09 and Tsukahara clocked 10.23. (UPI Photo/Terry Schmitt)

Michael Frater O.D (born October 6, 1982 in Manchester, Jamaica) is a sprinter who specialises in the 100 metres event. He won a silver medal at the 2005 World Championships and a gold medal at the 2003 Pan American Games for the event.

He has also been successful as part of the Jamaican 4 × 100 metres relay team, setting the world record and Olympic record at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He also won gold in the relay at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and took silver in the 2002 edition.

Born on October 6, 1982, in Manchester, Jamaica, Michael Frater is the younger of two sons of Lyndell Frater, member of Jamaican Parliament, and Monica Frater. He attended the Ulster Spring primemary school with brothers Lindel and Ricardo. His elder brother Lindel, was a sprinter who represented Jamaica at the 2000 Olympic Games. Frater stated that his brother was a major influence on his decision to become a track athlete.

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