Marvin Anderson

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Marvin Anderson
Osaka07 D9A M4-100 VC 2.jpg
2007 World Championships in Athletics in Osaka - Victory ceremony for the men's 4*100 metres relay: Marvin Anderson, Usain Bolt, Nesta Carter, Asafa Powell
Personal information
Nationality  Jamaica
Born (1982-05-12) 12 May 1982 (age 32)
Trelawny
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 69 kg (152 lb)
Sport
Sport Running
Event(s) 100 metres, 200 metres
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)

100 m: 10.11 s (Kingston 2008)

200 m: 20.06 s (Osaka 2007)

Marvin Anderson (born 12 May 1982) is a Jamaican sprint athlete.[1]

He finished sixth in the 200m final at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka where he also won a silver medal in the 4×100m relay team for Jamaica. He is a former student of Duncans All Age and William Knibb Memorial High School.

Anderson represented Jamaica at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He competed at the 200 metres and placed third in his first round heat after Marlon Devonish and Kim Collins in a time of 20.85 seconds. With this result he qualified for the second round, but he did finish the second race and was eliminated.[1]

He tested positive for the stimulant 4-Methyl-2-hexanamine in June 2009.[2][3] A disciplinary panel organised by the Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) cleared him of a doping infraction on the grounds that the drug was not on the World Anti-Doping Agency's banned list. However, JADCO appealed their own panel's ruling, stating that the athlete should be disciplined as the drug was similar in structure to the banned substance tuaminoheptane.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Athlete biography: Marvin Anderson". beijing2008.cn. Archived from the original on 2008-08-11. Retrieved 2008-09-01. 
  2. ^ Jamaican athletes fail drug tests . BBC Sport (2009-07-24). Retrieved on 2009-08-13.
  3. ^ "Row in Jamaica over athletes cleared of doping". Insidethegames.com. Retrieved 2012-12-17. 
  4. ^ IAAF wait for Jamaica drug ruling . BBC Sport (2009-08-11). Retrieved on 2009-08-13.

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