Gregory Sedoc

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Gregory Sedoc
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Personal information
Full name Gregory Sedoc
Born (1981-10-16) 16 October 1981 (age 33)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 74 kg (163 lb)
Updated on 2 April 2009.

Gregory Sedoc (born 16 October 1981 in Amsterdam, North Holland) is a Dutch hurdler.

He reached his first international final at the 2007 European Indoor Championships in 60 metres hurdles, and won the event, equalling his personal best time of 7.63 seconds which was established in the previous rounds and beating fellow-countryman Marcel van der Westen by 0.01 second. Commenting on the win, Sedoc stated that "this is so ridiculous. Unbelievable. I never thought I would be able to become European champion... Getting a one-two in the final has never happened to the Netherlands before and it's fantastic."[1] Sedoc followed this up with a silver medal at the 2009 European Indoor Championships.

He had previously competed at the European Championships in 2002 and 2006, the World Championships in 2003 and 2005 and the 2004 Olympics, as well as numerous European Indoor (2002, 2005) and World Indoor Championships (2003, 2004, 2006), without ever reaching the final.

Since 2007, he has competed at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics, reaching the semifinals both times, as well as the 2009 and 2011 World Championships, and the 2012 and 2014 European Championships, reaching the final in 2012.[2][3]

His personal best time over 110 m hurdles is 13.37 seconds, achieved in May 2007 in Hengelo.

Honours[edit]

1st Dutch National Championships, 110m hurdles, 2007, Amsterdam

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turner, Chris (2 March 2007). "Double Dutch - Euro Indoors, Day 1, PM – MEN". IAAF. Retrieved 2007-03-03. 
  2. ^ "Gregory Sedoc at sports-reference.com". www.sports-reference.com. Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "ATHLETE PROFILE GREGORY SEDOC - Honours". www,iaaf.org. IAAF. Retrieved 20 February 2015. 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Guillaume Elmont
Amsterdam Sportsman of the Year
2006 and 2007
Succeeded by
Marcel van der Westen