Justin Gatlin is a famous American Track and Field sprinter of 100 meters and 200 meters. Justin Gatlin is the World’ Fastest Man in 100m World Champion IAAF World Athletic Championships (2017). Justin Gatlin is the winner of 5 Olympic medals. His name is in 5th position on the list of all-time male 100 meters athletes. Continue reading to find the estimated net worth of Justin Gatlin as of 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Justin Gatlin was born on 10th February 1982 in Brooklyn in New York in the US. His parents are Willie, his father and Jeanette Gatlin, his mother.
Justin Gatlin was raised in Pensacola, Florida. He attended Woodham High School. As a school team member, Justin Gatlin kept the high speed and crossed high hurdles. As a result, Justin Gatlin helped his team win State Championship.
The coaches of the University of Tennessee noticed Justin Gatlin’s talent and sponsored his scholarship as a sprinter. Justin Gatlin joined the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, for two years for 110 m hurdles. Justin Gatlin completed the programme and got his required training at the University of Tennessee.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
While in the University of Tennessee, Justin Gatlin won six consecutive National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sprint titles for two years. After that, Justin Gatlin became a profession track and sprinter athlete. He specialized for 100m and 200m events.
In 2001, Justin Gatlin tested positive for using nervous system stimulant drug. This caused Justin banning from athletic for two years but, got reduced to 1-year. This was after he disclosed taking medication for ‘Attention Deficit Disorder’ since childhood. Later, in 2006, Justin Gatlin along with other athletes coached by coached by Trevor Graham tested positive for steroids/testosterone.
As a result, Justin Gatlin was banned from track and field competition for eight years that was reduced to four years. Also, Justin Gatlin’s record of 9.77 seconds for 100 m was annulled in May 2010. Soon after Justin Gatlin was eligible for competing, he commenced competing in 2010. Justin Gatlin had tried his career in NFL but, returned to track and field as soon as he could in 2010.
In 2012, Justin Gatlin broke the world record for the fastest man over 30 running a 100-meter sprint at the U.S. Olympic Trials. At that point in time, Justin Gatlin created a record of 9.80 seconds. When Justin Gatlin was 35 years, he won the gold medal at 2017 World Championships in London, after defeating the then fastest man called Usain Bolt. Justin Gatlin created a new record of 19.68 seconds for 200 m and became world champion at the IAAF Diamond League in Monaco (2014).
Justin Gatlin has won numerous achievements and medals. Justin Gatlin won an individual Gold medal, and an individual Bronze medal, and a Silver medal for Team Relay in 2004 Olympics. Justin Gatlin won two gold medals at the World Championships (2005). Justin Gatlin won two times 60-meter dash World Indoor Champion (2005). Justin Gatlin won the bronze medal in 2012 London Olympics. Again, Justin Gatlin won the silver in the 100m at the 2016 Olympic. Finally, Justin Gatlin won the 2017 World Championships in London.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The net worth of Justin Gatlin is $3.5 million. Most of his wealth has come from his earned salary from his profession as an athlete. Justin Gatlin appeared on Japanese television show, 2011s ‘Kasupe!’ in which he had to run 100m assisted by wind machines. Justin Gatlin received $25,000 for his appearance.
Justin Gatlin and Daynise are married, and they have a son named, Jace Alexander Gatlin (b. 2010). Justin Gatlin is an expert in 100m and 200m of track and sprinter.