17 Facts About Michael Frater


Michael Frater OD was born on 6 October 1982 and is a Jamaican retired sprinter who specialised in the 100 metres event.


Michael Frater won a silver medal at the 2005 World Championships and a gold medal at the 2003 Pan American Games for the event.


Michael Frater won gold in the relay at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and took silver in the 2002 edition.


Michael Frater attended the Ulster Spring primary school with brothers Lindel and Ricardo.


Michael Frater's elder brother Lindel, was a sprinter who represented Jamaica at the 2000 Olympic Games.


Michael Frater ran the second leg for Jamaica, who finished in 40.27 behind the United States team.


Eight days later Michael Frater won a gold medal at the World Youth Championships.


Michael Frater won the 100 m at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships in 10.07.


Michael Frater won the 200 m at the same event, in 20.45 Again wind assisted, the time is credited as a meet record, with the "" notation for wind assistance.


Michael Frater was removed from the field after the second false start, although he had a slower reaction, officially 0.146, to the gun than Jacey Harper in Lane 7.


On 28 June 2008, Michael Frater finished third in the Jamaica National Championships in 10.04, and qualified for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.


One week later Michael Frater won the 100 m at the Shanghai Golden Grand Prix on 20 September, the first official event of the IAAF 2009 Grand Prix series.


Michael Frater was honoured in a homecoming celebration in Jamaica and received an Order of Distinction in recognition of his achievements at the Olympics.


On 16 April Michael Frater was nominated for the Laureus World Team of the Year award, as a member of the 2008 Jamaica Olympic Sprint Team.


Michael Frater ran the 200 m at the event, finishing fourth in 20.96.


Michael Frater showed a spectacular return to form at the Jamaica National Trials, finishing third in the 100 m in 10.02, qualifying for the World Championships in Berlin.


Michael Frater ran the second leg, and his split was timed at 8.9 seconds, only surpassed that night by Usain Bolt's 8.8 seconds on the anchor leg.