Avard Moncur

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Avard Moncur
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Bahamas
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing 4x400 m relay
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Sydney 4x400 m relay
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2001 Edmonton 400 m
Gold medal – first place 2001 Edmonton 4x400 m relay[1]
Silver medal – second place 2005 Helsinki 4x400 m relay
Silver medal – second place 2007 Osaka 4x400 m relay
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Paris 4x400 m relay
Commonwealth Games
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Manchester 400 m
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 2007 Rio de Janeiro 4x400 m relay
CAC Championships
Gold medal – first place 2003 St George's 4×400 m relay
Gold medal – first place 2011 Mayagüez 4×400 m relay
Silver medal – second place 2008 Cali 4×400 m relay
CAC Junior Championships (U20)
Silver medal – second place 1996 San Salvador 400 m
Bronze medal – third place 1996 San Salvador 4x100 m relay
Junior (U20)
Gold medal – first place 1995 George Town 400 m
Gold medal – first place 1997 Bridgetown 400 m
Silver medal – second place 1995 George Town 4x400m relay
Silver medal – second place 1996 Kingston 400 m

Avard Moncur (born November 2, 1978) is a Bahamian track and field athlete competing in the 400 metres. He was born in Nassau.[2]


Moncur's most successful year came in 2001 when he won the gold medal in the 400m and the 4x400m relay at the 2001 World Championships.[1] Moncur has only managed to make one more appearance in the individual final of a major championship, at the 2007 World Championships where he finished 8th.

More success, however, has come has part of the Bahamas relay team. At the 2005 World Championships he (together with Nathaniel McKinney, Andrae Williams and Chris Brown) won a silver medal in 4 x 400 metres relay.

At the 2007 World Championships, Moncur (together with Williams, Brown and Michael Mathieu) won silver in the 4 x 400m relay for the third time in 2.59.18s.[3]

Moncur's personal best time and national record[4] in the 400m is 44.45 seconds, achieved in July 2001 in Madrid. However, Chris Brown tied Moncur's national record at the 2007 World Championships.[5]

In addition to currently coaching at the collegiate level, Moncur is coaching one on one lessons to track & field athletes in Atlanta, GA.[6]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Bahamas
1995 CARIFTA Games (U-20) George Town, Cayman Islands 1st 400 m 47.40
7th 400 m hurdles 56.09
2nd 4x400 m relay 3:15.69
1996 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Kingston, Jamaica 2nd 400 m 47.10
CAC Junior Championships (U-20) San Salvador, El Salvador 2nd 400 m 47.09
3rd 4x100 m relay 41.51
1997 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Bridgetown, Barbados 1st 400 m 46.90
1999 Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 8th 400 m 45.60
1st (h) 4x400 m relay 3:00.73
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 5th (sf) 400 m 45.18
4th 4x400 m relay 2:59.23
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 1st 400 m 44.64
1st 4x400 m relay 2:58.19
Goodwill Games Brisbane, Australia 2nd 400 m 45.31
2nd 4x400 m relay 3:01.67
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, England 3rd 400 m 45.12
IAAF Grand Prix Final Paris, France 4th 400 m
2003 CAC Championships St. George's, Grenada 1st 4x400 m relay 3:02.56
World Championships Paris, France 18th (sf) 400 m 45.65
3rd 4x400 m relay 3:00.53
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 2nd 4x400 m relay 2:57.32 NR
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 10th (sf) 400 m 45.72
DNF 4x400 m relay
2007 Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1st 400 m 44.85 SB
1st 4x400 m relay 3:01.94
World Championships Osaka, Japan 8th 400 m 45.40
2nd 4x400 m relay 2:59.18 SB
2008 CAC Championships Cali, Colombia 2nd 4x400 m relay 3:02.48
Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 2nd 4x400 m relay 2:59.88 (h) SB
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany DQ 4x400 m relay
2011 CAC Championships Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 1st 4x400 m relay 3:01.33
World Championships Daegu, Korea 9th (h) 4x400 m relay 3:01.54


  1. ^ a b The Bahamas 4x400 team won originally the silver medal, but the USA 4x400 team, which originally finished first in 4x400 m relay, was disqualified in 2008 due to Antonio Pettigrew confession of using human growth hormone and EPO between 1997 and 2003.
  2. ^ Olympians - Avard Moncur, Bahamas Olympic Committee, retrieved 18 April 2012 
  3. ^ http://au.sports.yahoo.com/070902/3/1dor8.html
  4. ^ Commonwealth All-Time Lists (Men)
  5. ^ iaaf.org – Osaka 2007 – News
  6. ^ https://www.coachup.com/coaches/avardm

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