A precocious youth, he was an avid reader and, despite his relatively small stature, a serious athlete in elementary and junior high school.He also took piano lessons from age five -- at the insistence of his parents -- until just before his teen years.Wir verwenden Cookies, um Inhalte zu personalisieren, Werbeanzeigen maßzuschneidern und zu messen sowie die Sicherheit unserer Nutzer zu erhöhen.
His career spanned from 1979 to 1996 when he last won an Olympic event and subsequently retired.
He set world records in the 100 m, 4 × 100 m and 4 × 200 m relays, while his world record in the indoor long jump has stood since 1984.
His 65 consecutive victories in the long jump achieved over a span of 10 years is one of the sport's longest undefeated streaks.
The song earned him a Juno Award nomination for Best R&B/Soul Recording.
His second single, "Bout Your Love", was released in 1998 and garnered a second consecutive Juno nomination.