Greg Haughton

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Greg Haughton
Medal record
Men’s athletics
Competitor for  Jamaica
Olympic Games
Silver 2000 Sydney 4x400 m relay
Bronze 1996 Atlanta 4x400 m relay
Bronze 2000 Sydney 400 m
World Championships
Silver 1995 Gothenburg 4x400 m relay
Silver 1999 Seville 4x400 m relay[1]
Silver 2001 Edmonton 4x400 m relay[1]
Bronze 1995 Gothenburg 400 m
Bronze 1997 Athens 4x400 m relay
Bronze 2001 Edmonton 400 m
Goodwill Games
Gold 2001 Brisbane 400 m
Pan American Games
Gold 1999 Winnipeg 400 m
CARIFTA Games
Junior (U20)
Gold 1992 Nassau 400m

Greg Haughton (born November 10, 1973 in Kingston) is a Jamaican 400 metres runner. He won three bronze medals, one at the 1996 Summer Olympics and two at the 2000 Summer Olympics. His personal best for the 400 m was 44.56 seconds.

He was coached by Clyde Hart, an individual who also trained world record-holder Michael Johnson. Individually, Haughton was the bronze medallist at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and won bronze medals over 400 m at the World Championships in Athletics in 1995 and 2001. He won gold medals at the 2001 Goodwill Games, 1999 Pan American Games, 1993 Central American and Caribbean Championships in Athletics. He was twice NJCAA Champion and a three-time NCAA 400 metres champion. He won five Jamaican national titles in his career.

As a long-standing member of Jamaica's 4×400 metres relay team, Haughton was crowned 2004 World Indoor Champion, 1998 Commonwealth Champion, 1999 Pan American Games champion. He won Olympic bronze medals in the relay in 2000 and 1996, as well as three silver medals at the World Championships.

Haughton was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame (1997), George Mason University Hall of Fame (2001), and the Carreras Sports Foundation Male Athlete of the Year (1999–2000). In April 2011 Greg Haughton received the award from the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association for Outstanding Contribution to Track and Field in Jamaica.

Personal bests[edit]

Date Event Venue Time
May 19, 1996 200 metres Fairfax, Virginia 20.64
August 9, 1995 400 metres Goteborg, Sweden 44.56

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
1993 Central American and Caribbean Senior Championships 1st 400m
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 6th 400m
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 7th 4x400m Relay
1995 World Championships Goteborg, Sweden 3rd 400m
1995 World Championships Goteborg, Sweden 2nd 4x400m Relay
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 3rd 4x400m Relay
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 2nd 4x400m Relay
1998 Commonwealth Games Kuala Lampur, Malaysia 1st 4x400m Relay
1999 Pan American Games Winnipeg, Manitoba 1st 400m
1999 Pan American Games Winnipeg, Manitoba 1st 4x400m Relay
1999 World Championships Sevilla, Spain 6th 400m
1999 World Championships Sevilla, Spain 2nd 4x400m Relay[1]
2000 IAAF Grand Prix Final Doha, Qatar 4th 400m
2000 2000 Summer Olympics Sydney, Australia 3rd 400m
2001 IAAF World Championships Edmonton, Alberta 3rd 400m
2001 IAAF World Championships Edmonton, Alberta 2nd[1] 4x400m Relay
2002 IAAF Grand Prix Final Paris, France 2nd 400m
2004 IAAF World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 1st 4x400m Relay

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d The Jamaica 4x400 team won originally the bronze 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.

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