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Javier Culson
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Culson at the 2016 Summer Olympics
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Full name Javier Culson Pérez
Nickname(s) Culsonic
Nationality  Puerto Rico
Born 25 July 1984 (1984-07-25) (age 37)
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Residence Ponce, Puerto Rico
Education Colegio Nuestra Señora de Lourdes
Height 6 ft 7 in
Weight 181 lb
Sport Hurdling
Event(s) 400 metre hurdles
Coached by Héctor "Cano" Amill Alicea
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 400 m H: 47.72 s (Ponce 2010)
Updated on 7 August 2016.

Javier Culson Pérez (born 25 July 1984) is a Puerto Rican athlete and Olympiad bronze medalist who specialises in the 400-metre hurdles. After becoming involved with the discipline in his late teen years, he entered the podium in some regional youth events, including the Pan American Junior Athletics Championships. Culson is a two-time silver medallist at the International Association of Athletics Federations's (IAAF) World Championships and an elite contender in the Samsung Diamond League, where he finished second overall in 2011. He has also garnished medals in events with lower profiles, including the Central American and Caribbean Games and the Ibero-American Championships. He currently holds the record as "the world's fastest man" in that category. Culson also competed at the 2012 Olympics in London winning the bronze medal in the 400-metre hurdles race. In the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Culson made it all the way to the finals of the men's 400m hurdles only to be disqualified by a false start.

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