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Adam Gemili's Biography

 
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Adam Gemili was born on 6 October 1993 in England.

Gemili is of Moroccan-Iranian descent. He was educated at Dartford Grammar School and then went to University in east London.

Before becoming an athlete, Adam Gemili played on loan from Dagenham & Redbridge for Thurrock and had been on Chelsea's books as a schoolboy in their youth academy.

However, his career veered towards athletics after winning silver at the European Junior Championships in 2011.

The following year, he won world junior 100m gold and then reached the semi-finals of the London Olympic Games.

In 2013, Adam Gemili ran the second fastest time ever by a Briton over the 200m when he qualified for the 2013 World Championships.

In June 2015 he became the only British athlete to go under 10 seconds for the 100m (running 9.97 seconds) and sub 20 seconds in the 200m, however he ruptured a hamstring which meant he missed the rest of the season.

Nevertheless, Gemili qualified for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Gemili came fourth in the 200 metres at Rio, missing out on a medal by just three thousandths of a second.



Trivia
He has an A in GCSE Japanese.

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