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Tayna Lawrence (born September 17, 1975 in Spanish Town, Jamaicamarker) is a Track and Field sprint athlete, competing internationally for Jamaicamarker. She is an Olympic gold medalist in the 4 x 100 meter relay race.

She graduated at Florida International Universitymarker, in Miami, Floridamarker, USA. She sustained a leg injury and had to undergo surgery in 2003, missing the World Championships in Parismarker. She was severely hampered by a series of stress fractures in 2001 which ruled her out of the World Championships.

Personal bests

Date Event Venue Time
August 30, 2002 100 m Brusselsmarker, Belgiummarker 10.93
May 1, 2000 200 m Pointe-รก-Pitremarker, Francemarker 22.84


Year Tournament Venue Result Event
2000 2000 Summer Olympics Sydneymarker, Australia 3rd* 100 m
2000 2000 Summer Olympics Sydneymarker, Australia 2nd 4x100 m
2002 IAAF World Cup Madridmarker, Spainmarker 2nd 100 m
2002 IAAF Grand Prix Parismarker, Francemarker 3rd 100 m
2004 2004 Summer Olympics Athensmarker, Greecemarker 1st 4x100 m

* Marion Jones, the American athlete who finished in first place, was stripped of her gold medal in October 2007 following a doping scandal. Ekaterini Thanou, the Greek athlete who finished second place, was later suspended for two years following various scandals at the 2004 Olympics.


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