Jason Richardson (born April 4, 1986) is a American track and field athlete who specialises in the 110 meter hurdles. His personal best for the event is 12.98 seconds, set in June 2012. He is coached by John Smith, who also trains Carmelita Jeter and previously coached Maurice Greene.
He has won the silver medal in the 110 meter hurdles at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. He was also a double gold medalist at the 2003 World Youth Championships in Athletics, taking both 110 m and 400 meter hurdles titles to become the first person ever to win both hurdles events at a world championships. Richardson went on to win the NCAA Outdoor title in the shorter event while at the University of South Carolina in 2008. He won his first senior national medal at the 2011 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, taking third place.
He won his first world title in the 110 meter hurdles at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics.
Personal Best 110mH: 12.98 (Jun 30, 2012 - US Olympic Trials; Eugene, OR)
Personal Best 100m: 10.90 (August 03, 2003 USA; Miami)
- Olympic Silver Medalist
- 110mH; 13.04 (US Olympic Trials, 2012)
Reigning World Champion
100mH (Zagreb, 2011)
Indoor 60mH: 7.53, 2008; 11th in the world