Aries Merritt Speaker Profile
Aries Merritt Biography
Gold medal hurdler, Aries Merritt was born July 24, 1985 and is an American track and field athlete who specialises in the 110 metre hurdles. At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, he won the gold medal in the 110 meter hurdles.
Born in Chicago, he moved to Marietta, Georgia, attending Joseph Wheeler High School, where he was teammates with Reggie Witherspoon. Merritt subsequently had a successful college athletic career. In 2006, he won the NCCA Championships, was undefeated in all hurdles events that year, and broke Willie Gault's University of Tennessee hurdles record. His victory at the NCCA Championships in 13.21 was the second fastest ever collegiate time in the United States, behind only Renaldo Nehemiah. He took the 110 meter hurdles gold at the 2004 World Junior Championships and finished sixth at the 2006 World Athletics Final. He reached the World Athletics Final in 2008, finishing in fourth.
In Istanbul, Merritt became the indoor world champion in the 60 meters hurdles. He beat Liu Xiang and Pascal Martinot-Lagarde with a time of 7.44 s.
At the Olympic trials in Oregon, Merritt won the 110m hurdles final in a world leading time of 12.93 s. Merritt subsequently matched the time at two consecutive Diamond League events, at Crystal Palace and Monaco, winning both races. He entered the 2012 Olympic Games in London being considered a major threat to the established two-man dominance of Liu Xiang and Dayron Robles. On August 8, 2012 Merritt won the gold medal.
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Posted on 23 March 2014 | 3:39 pm
The Americans appear to have all watched Willy Wonka before starting the Olympics as they all have strived to get the coveted Golden Ticket or Gold Medal in their case. On Wednesday the Americans struck again with another Gold Medal win the 110-meter hurdles by Track-and-Field star Aries Merritt. Aries Merritt won the event in convincing fashion and was joined by fellow...[Read More]
Posted on 3 October 2012 | 5:38 pm
U.S. track and field star Aries Merritt returns to his alma-mater on Friday, October 5, to speak to students at Wheeler High School in East Cobb, Georgia. The Olympic Gold Medalist won the 110-meter hurdles in London at the 2012 Olympic Summer Games and broke the world record last month at a meet in Belgium. The 27-year-old captured the 2003 individual title in hurdles while in high...[Read More]
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