1995 - Donovan Bailey

On August 6, 1995, Oakville, Ontario’s Donovan Bailey assumes the title of “World’s Fastest Human” by winning the 100-metre sprint at the World Track Championships in Sweden. Montreal’s Bruny Surin won silver in the same race. Just under a year later, Bailey would win gold in the 100-metre sprint at the 1996 Olympic Games, setting a new world record with a time of 9.84 seconds.

Click here to see Donovan Bailey’s Olympic gold medal victory in 1996:

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