Darnell Hall

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Darnell Hall
Medal record
Men's athletics
Competitor for the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold 1992 Barcelona 4x400 metres relay
World Indoor Championships
Gold 1993 Toronto 4x400 m metres relay
Gold 1995 Barcelona 400 metres

Darnell Kenneth Hall (born September 26, 1971 in Detroit, Michigan)[1] is an American sprinter who specialized in the 400 metres. He ran for the later gold-winning Team USA in the preliminary heats of the men's 4 x 400 m relay at the 1992 Summer Olympics.

Athletic career[edit]

Hall, who grew up in Sojourner Truth public housing in Detroit,[2] ran high school track for Detroit Pershing, winning the state championship in the 400 m with a time of 47.56 seconds.[3] Hall attended Blinn College in Texas. Instead of transferring to an NCAA Division I school, at the age of 21 he decided to try for the 1992 US Olympic Team, and succeeded, winning a gold medal with the 4 x 400 m relay team.[1]

Hall won the 1995 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Barcelona and finished sixth at the 1995 World Championships in Athletics in Gothenburg. At the 1993 IAAF World Indoor Championships he was on the 4 x 400 m relay team that won the gold medal.

His personal best 400 m time is 44.34 seconds, achieved in July 1995 in Lausanne.[4]

Post-athletic career[edit]

Hall is a policeman in the Detroit Police Department.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Darnell Hall". USA Track & Field. Retrieved 21 December 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Hunter, George (21 December 2010). "Federov donates $40K to Metro Detroit charities". Detroit News. Retrieved 21 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Track & Field Champions - 1990s". Michigan High School Athletic Association. Retrieved 21 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Darnell Hall". IAAF. Retrieved 21 December 2010.