Biography/Profile/History Of Man Who Won The First Olympic Gold Medal For Philippines “Eric Shauwn Brazas Cray”


Eric_flagEric Shauwn Brazas Cray (born November 11, 1988) is a Filipino American track and field athlete who competes in sprinting and hurdling events. He represented his country at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics, competing in the hurdles.

VIDEO: Eric Cray qualified for 400m hurdles semifinals -3rd on Heat 4

eric-cray-header-20160804 He won gold medals at the Southeast Asian Games in 2013 and 2015. Cray currently holds the Filipino national record for the 400 metres hurdles and 100 metres.ef8802bb-c693-43da-b670-6b59a7295514

Cray was born in Olongapo City in Zambales to a Filipina mother and an American father. He holds dual American-Filipino citizenship but chose to compete for the Philippines as making the US team in track and field is considerably more difficult. eric-cray-flag-20150610_69CD10DB44A048F59D34EDDDD6ACC946He began the sport back when he was in high school. He has a degree in Education at Bethune-Cookman University and a master’s degree in Human Relations at University of Oklahoma.eric-cray-facebook-20150426_1641F6367A0C44739CEDF6DF38E97BF2

He set a new national record and games record in the 400 m hurdles while winning at the 2015 Southeast Asian Games, setting a time of 49.40 seconds. Cray managed to win a bronze at the 60 m event at the 2016 Asian Indoor Athletics Championships.cray3


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