Monique Hennagan

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Monique Hennagan
Medal record
Women's athletics
Competitor for the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold 2000 Sydney 4x400 metres relay
Gold 2004 Athens 4x400 metres relay

Monique Hennagan (born May 26, 1976 in Columbia, South Carolina) is an American athlete who mainly competes in the 400 metres. She won her first relay medal at the 1999 World Indoor Championships and her second in 2003.

At the Athens Olympics in 2004, Hennagan was part of the US team which finished first in the 4×400 meters relay. This result has been in doubt since 2010 after Crystal Cox, who ran for the team in a preliminary round, admitted to using doping.[1] Cox's drug violation puts the entire teams gold medal in jeopardy, however as of 2012 the American team ( apart from Cox ) retain their gold medals.

In 2008, Hennagan had her relay medal from the 4 X 400 metre relay from 2000 Olympics stripped because of teammate Marion Jones admitting to performance enhancing drug use. On July 16, 2010, She and 6 other members of the US Women's Track and Field team won their appeal to the IOC to have their medals reinstated.[2]

Personal bests[edit]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing the  United States
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 2nd 400 metres
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 3rd 4x400m relay
2000 Summer Olympics Athens, Greece 1st 4x400m relay
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, UK 3rd 4x400m relay
2004 Summer Olympics Athens, Greece 1st 4x400m relay
World Athletics Final Athens, Greece 2nd 400 metres

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Jamaica Observer (16 March 2010). "Jamaica gains Athens Olympics women's 4x400m silver". The Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Associated Press (April 10, 2008). "US relay runners win Olympic medals appeal". ESPN.