Douglas was born in Rosmalen, out of a Dutch mother and an Antillean father. At the age of five the family returned to his father's roots in Curaçao. There he played football from the age of 11 for his local team in Willemstad and the Antillean youth squad. In 1997 as a newcomer he won the 100 metres and 200 metres during the Curaçao Championships; he also won several other medals at other disciplines during the games. Inspired by fellow Curaçao sportsman Andruw Jones, Douglas ran his first international meeting in Puerto Rico and impressed a delegation of the University of Texas. After finishing his civil engineering study in Curaçao he made the move to Texas.
In 2000 Douglas was determined to achieve his international breakthrough, but due to injuries this was... Read More