Donovan Bailey, is a retired Jamaican-Canadian sprinter, who once held the world record for the 100 metres. He recorded a time of 9.84 seconds to win the gold medal at the 1996 Olympic Games. He was the first Canadian to break the 10-second barrier in the 100 m. Noted for his top speed, Bailey ran 27.07 mph in his 1996 Olympic title run, the fastest recorded by a human at the time. He was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 2004 as an individual athlete and in 2008 as part of the 1996 Summer Olympics 4x100 relay team. In 2005, he was inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame. Born in Manchester, Jamaica in 1967, Bailey immigrated to Canada at age 13 and played basketball with John Degenhardt before his graduation at Queen Elizabeth Park High School in Oakville, Ontario, he began competing as a 100 m sprinter part-time in 1991, but he did not take up the sport until 1994. At that time, he was a stockbroker, he was coached by American Dan Pfaff. In 1993-94 he competed for Fenerbahçe Athletics.
At the 1995 world Track & Field Championships in Gothenburg, Bailey won both the 100m sprint and the 4 × 100 m relay titles. As a precursor to the centennial Olympics being held in Atlanta, Bailey broke the indoor 50 m world record during a competition in Reno, Nevada in 1996, he was timed at 5.56 seconds. Maurice Greene matched that performance in 1999. Bailey repeated the "double" at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, setting a world record of 9.84s +0.7 m/s wind in the 100 m. Many Canadians felt his victory restored the image of Canadian athletes, tarnished by Ben Johnson's previous disqualified win at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. Bailey was only the second person to hold all the major titles in the 100 m concurrently. Bailey won a third world title in 1997 with the Canadian relay team, while finishing second in the 100 m behind Maurice Greene. After the 1997 season Bailey ruptured his Achilles tendon while playing basketball during the post season of 1998 ending his career, he made a second attempt in the 2000 Summer Olympics for Olympic glory, but suffered from pneumonia and dropped out during the rounds.
He retired from the sport in 2001. Bailey's time of 9.84 in Atlanta was the 100m world record from 1996 until 1999, when it was broken by Maurice Greene. The time stood as the Commonwealth record from 1996 until 2005, when it was broken by Asafa Powell, is the current Canadian record holder, his Olympic record was broken by Usain Bolt at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In May 1997 he raced against Michael Johnson in a 150 m race at Toronto's Rogers Centre in a bid to determine who the world's fastest man was. Earlier in the spring of 1997, Johnson began performing television promotions in which he billed himself as "the world's fastest man" as a result of his 200 meters world record, despite the fact that the 100 m world record holders are traditionally given that unofficial title. Though Bailey ran in the competition, he refused to take part, stating that "the world's fastest man was decided in Atlanta." Bailey received $1.5 million. After racing, Bailey started his own company called DBX Sport Management which helps amateur athletes find a way to promote themselves.
He started a sport injury clinic in Oakville, Ontario. He has been inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame twice: in 2004 as an individual, in 2008 as part of the 1996 Summer Olympics 4 × 100 relay team. In August 2008 Bailey began work as a track commentator for CBC Television at the 2008 Summer Olympics, he estimated that had Usain Bolt not slowed down near the end of the 100m dash, he could have set a time of 9.55 seconds. He returned as the track analyst for CBC's coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympics. In 2016, he was made a member of the Order of Ontario. In 2017, Canada's Walk of Fame honoured him with a star. In 2018, it was reported that Bailey had provided his entire athlete's trust of $3.75 million to Aird & Berlis lawyer Stuart Bollefer, who invested it in what was determined to be a tax evasion scheme by the Canadian government. Bailey lost the full amount due to the scheme, however the courts ordered Aird & Berlis to pay all outstanding taxes due to their negligence. Bailey is a father of two, a girl named one boy, Mateus Bailey.
He has four brothers -- Wilburn, O'Neil and Michael, along with one sister, Arlene Duncan. His father is African his mother is West Indian. Canadian records in track and field World record progression 100 metres men Official website Donovan Bailey on IMDb Donovan Bailey at World Athletics Donovan Bailey at the Canadian Olympic Committee Donovan Bailey at the International Olympic Committee Donovan Bailey at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com
Seasat was the first Earth-orbiting satellite designed for remote sensing of the Earth's oceans and had on board the first spaceborne synthetic-aperture radar. The mission was designed to demonstrate the feasibility of global satellite monitoring of oceanographic phenomena and to help determine the requirements for an operational ocean remote sensing satellite system. Specific objectives were to collect data on sea-surface winds, sea-surface temperatures, wave heights, internal waves, atmospheric water, sea ice features and ocean topography. Seasat was managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and was launched on 27 June 1978 into a nearly circular 800 km orbit with an inclination of 108°. Seasat operated until 10 October 1978, when a massive short circuit in the Agena-D bus electrical system ended the mission. Seasat carried five major instruments designed to return the maximum information from ocean surfaces: Radar altimeter to measure spacecraft height above the ocean surface Microwave scatterometer to measure wind speed and direction Scanning multichannel microwave radiometer to measure sea surface temperature Visible and infrared radiometer to identify cloud and water features Synthetic aperture radar L-band, HH polarization, fixed look angle to monitor the global surface wave field and polar sea ice conditions.
The SAR support structure was designed and manufactured by Northrop Grumman Astro Aerospace in Carpinteria, California. The structure deployed on orbit. Many remote sensing missions benefited from Seasat's legacy; these include imaging radars flown on NASA's Space Shuttle, altimeters on Earth-orbiting satellites such as TOPEX/Poseidon, scatterometers on ADEOS I, QuikSCAT, Jason-1. On the 35th anniversary of Seasat's launch, the Alaska Satellite Facility released newly digitized Seasat synthetic aperture radar imagery; until this release, Seasat SAR data were archived on magnetic tapes, images processed from the tapes were available only as optical images of film strips or scanned digital images. Neither the tapes nor the film allow the quantitative analysis possible with the new digital archive. Seasat could detect the wakes of submerged submarines; this capability was unexpected. The conspiracy theory holds that when this capability was discovered, the mission was ended for national security reasons, the end of the mission was falsely blamed on catastrophic failure of the satellite's electric power system.
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