Published: Friday | August 14, 2009
Date of birth: September 23, 1980
Place of birth: Kingston, Jamaica
Event: 110m hurdles
Personal best: 13.30
Season bests: 13.30
Best performances: Gold medallist 4x100m relay, Olympic Games in Beijing, China 2008. Silver medal 4x100m relay, IAAF World Championships in Osaka, Japan 2007.
Thomas, an original sprint hurdler who was honoured with the Order of Distinction, Officer Class, for his Beijing success by the Jamaican Government last year, has over the past few years competed in the 100m and 200m, but this season returned to the sprint hurdles. He won the bronze medal at the IAAF World Junior Championships in 1998, competed in the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics and finished fifth at the 2005 World Championships. Later in 2005 he won a bronze medal at the third IAAF World Athletics Final.