Daniel Bailey
Personal information
Full nameDaniel Bailey
Nationality Antigua and Barbuda
Born (1986-09-09) 9 September 1986 (age 37)
Antigua and Barbuda
Height179 cm (70 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)100 m: 9.91
200 m: 20.40
Updated on 20 January 2015.

Daniel Bakka Everton Bailey (born 9 September 1986) is a sprinter from Antigua and Barbuda who specializes in the 100m.


Bailey represented Antigua and Barbuda at the 2004 Summer Olympics, the 2006 Commonwealth Games, the 2008 Summer Olympics, the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Bailey took up running at the age of 11, but preferring cricket and football, he only became a serious athlete at the age of 16.[1]

In Beijing at the 2008 Olympics, he competed at the 100 metres sprint and placed second in his heat, just four hundredths of a second after Usain Bolt in a time of 10.24 seconds. He qualified for the second round in which he improved his time to 10.23 seconds. However, he was unable to qualify for the semi-finals as he finished in fourth place after Asafa Powell, Walter Dix, and Derrick Atkins.[2]

Bailey made a strong start to the 2009 athletics season, recording a personal best of 10.02 seconds and a windy 9.93 seconds in the 100 m in early May. He broke new ground at the South American Grande Prêmio Brasil Caixa meet, becoming the first athlete to run under ten seconds on the continent.[1] His run of 9.99 seconds (achieved despite a headwind) was a new personal best. He again lowered this mark to 9.96 seconds in Rome at the Golden Gala meet and a week later in Paris ran 9.91 seconds, to finish second to his training partner Usain Bolt, setting a new national record for Antigua and Barbuda.[3] He was the first Antiguan athlete to qualify for the finals of the men's 100-metre at that year's World Championships.[1]

He won the bronze medal in the 60 metres at the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships. Finishing in 6.57 seconds, he became Antigua's first ever medallist in the event and said he hoped the medal win would bode well for the summer.[4] He competed on the 2010 IAAF Diamond League circuit, taking third over 100 m at the British Grand Prix and Adidas Grand Prix (running a wind-assisted 9.92 seconds at the latter meet). He was fourth at the Memorial van Damme and had a season's best of 10 seconds flat at the Meeting Areva in Paris, where he was also fourth.[5] His major competition performances that year were at the 2010 CAC Games, where he was the 100 m silver medallist behind Churandy Martina, and the 2010 IAAF Continental Cup, where he was also runner-up against Christophe Lemaitre. He also led-off the winning Americas relay team at the Continental Cup.[6][7]

Missing the 2011 indoor season, he opened the year in Jamaica and achieved a personal best over 200 metres with a run of 20.51 sec at the UTech Classic in April.[8] A wind-assisted run of 9.94 sec in the 100 m followed at the Jamaica Invitational. He headed to Europe with his training partner Yohan Blake (another trainee of Glen Mills), and his trip was highlighted by a win in 9.97 seconds in Strasbourg. The 24-year-old saw his time in Europe as a way of accustoming himself to competing abroad: "Here I learned how to acclimatise and cope with different eating habits".[9]

He was Antigua and Barbuda's flag bearer at the 2012 Summer Olympics, but did not qualify from his heat.[1][10]

At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, he was the flag bearer for Antigua and Barbuda.[1]

He again competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. During the 100 m event, he finished 2nd in his heat and qualified for the semifinals, but he did not start.[11] He was again the flag bearer during the Parade of Nations.[12]

Personal bests

Event Time (seconds) Venue Date
60 metres 6.54 Birmingham, United Kingdom 21 February 2009
100 metres 9.91 (wind: -0.2 m/s) Paris, France 17 July 2009
200 metres 20.40 (wind: +0.6 m/s) Mexico City, Mexico 16 August 2014

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Antigua and Barbuda
2002 Leeward Islands Junior Championships (U17) Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands 3rd 100m 11.2 (ht) (wind: NWI)
4th 200m 23.98 (wind: NWI)
4th Long jump 6.10 m (wind: NWI)
Central American and Caribbean
Junior Championships (U-17)
Bridgetown, Barbados 7th 100 m 11.39 (wind: 0.3 m/s)
5th (h) 200 m 23.09 (wind: −0.5 m/s)
2003 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 4th (h) 100 m 10.97 (wind: −3.3 m/s)
2nd 200 m 21.10 (wind: −1.1 m/s)
Leeward Islands Junior Championships (U20) Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands 1st 100 m 10.62 (wind: NWI)
1st 200m 22.29 (wind: NWI)
Pan American Junior Championships Bridgetown, Barbados 6th 100m 10.57 (wind: 0.0 m/s)
2nd (h) 200m 21.26 (wind: +0.1 m/s)
World Youth Championships Sherbrooke, Canada 12th (sf) 100 m 10.80 (wind: -2.6 m/s)
4th 200 m 21.59 (wind: -1.1 m/s)
Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 14th (sf) 100 m 10.74 (wind: -1.7 m/s)
14th (sf) 200 m 21.36 (wind: +0.3 m/s)
2004 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Hamilton, Bermuda 1st 100 m 10.54 (wind: −0.9 m/s)
2nd 200 m 21.07 (wind: +1.4 m/s)
Central American and Caribbean
Junior Championships (U-20)
Coatzacoalcos, Mexico 1st 100 m 10.33 (wind: +1.6 m/s)
2nd 200 m 20.81 (wind: +1.2 m/s)
World Junior Championships Grosseto, Italy 4th 100 m 10.39 (wind: +1.0 m/s)
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 6th (heats) 100 m 10.51 (wind: -1.4 m/s)
2005 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Bacolet, Trinidad and Tobago 1st 100 m 10.36 (wind: +1.7 m/s)
1st 200 m 21.36 (wind: −0.9 m/s)
Leeward Islands Junior Championships (U20) St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda 1st 100m 10.77 (wind: NWI)
1st 200m 21.54 (wind: NWI)
4th Javelin 44.26 m
Central American and Caribbean Championships Nassau, Bahamas 5th (sf)1 100m 10.39 (wind: +0.5 m/s)
Pan American Junior Championships Windsor, Canada 4th 100m 10.39 (wind: +0.7 m/s)
3rd 200 m 20.80 w (wind: +2.5 m/s)
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 4th (heats) 100 m 10.49 (wind: -1.4 m/s)
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 11th (quarter-finals) 100 m 10.38 (wind: +1.8 m/s)
5th 4 × 100 m relay 40.76
NACAC U-23 Championships Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 7th 100m 10.64 (wind: +1.2 m/s)
CAC Games Cartagena, Colombia 5th (heats) 100 m 10.7 (ht) (wind: NWI)
4 × 100 m relay DNF
2007 Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 7th (h)2 100 m 10.34 (wind: +0.6 m/s)
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 60 m DQ
CAC Championships Cali, Colombia 2nd 100 m 10.18
Olympic Games Beijing, China 20th (qf) 100 m 10.23 (wind: -0.1 m/s)
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 4th 100 m 9.93 (wind: +0.9 m/s)
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 3rd 60 m 6.57
CAC Games Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 2nd 100 m 10.08
Continental Cup Split, Croatia 2nd 100 m 10.05 (wind: +0.7 m/s)
2011 CAC Championships Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 2nd 100 m 10.11
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 5th 100 m 10.26 (wind: -1.4 m/s)
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 18th (sf) 100m 10.16 (wind: +1.0 m/s)
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 40th 100 m 10.45 (wind: -0.4 m/s)
2014 Commonwealth Games Glasgow, United Kingdom 5th (sf) 100m 10.22 (wind: -0.5 m/s)
6th 200m 20.43 (wind: +0.5 m/s)
7th 4 × 100 m relay 40.45
Pan American Sports Festival Mexico City, Mexico 2nd 100m 10.10 A (wind: -1.3 m/s)
5th 200m 20.40 A (wind: +0.6 m/s)
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 6th 4 × 100 m relay 38.61
2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 22nd (sf) 100 m 10.203
2017 IAAF World Relays Nassau, Bahamas 4 × 100 m relay DNF
8th 4 × 200 m relay 1:25.11

1 Did not start in the final.
2 Did not finish in the semifinal.
3 Did not start in the semifinal.


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