Timothy Munnings

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Timothy Munnings
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing the  Bahamas
Olympic Games
Bronze 2000 Sydney 4×400 m relay
World Championships
Gold 2001 Edmonton 4×400 m relay[1]

Timothy Alexander "Tim" Munnings (born 22 June 1966 in Nassau) is a Bahamian athlete who mainly competes in the 400 metres.

At the 2000 Summer Olympics he ran in the heats for the Bahamian team who eventually won the bronze medal. [2][3][4]

His personal best time is 45.81 seconds, achieved in June 2001 in Nassau.[5] Set the day after his 35th birthday, at the time, it stood as the Masters M35 World record for over three years. Later that year, he anchored the World Champion relay team in National Record time, sprinting past Jamaica with a speedy final 100m. While Bahamas lost to the United States in both the 2000 Olympics and 2001 World Championships, the USA was disqualified years later due to the PED doping violation by Antonio Pettigrew. After numerous appeals, the Bahamian team medals were upgraded. During the 2013 medal ceremony, Munnings was credited by teammate Carl Oliver with starting the Olympic renaissance that developed into Bahamian medal success through the decade.[6]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 12th (heats) 4×400m relay
1996 Summer Olympics Atlanta, United States 7th 4×400m relay
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 7th 4×400m relay
2000 Summer Olympics Sydney, Australia 3rd 4×400m relay
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 1st[1] 4×400m relay
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, England DQ (heats) 400 metres
3rd 4×400 m relay
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom DQ (heats) 4×400 m relay
Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 5th 4×400 m relay
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 5th 4×400m relay
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia DNF (heats) 4×400m relay
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 3rd (heats) 4×400 m relay

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Bahamas 4×400 team won originally the silver medal, but the USA 4×400 team, which originally finished first in 4×400 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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  4. ^ Tim Munnings. Sports Reference. Retrieved on 2013-11-30.
  5. ^ Tim Munnings. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-11-30.
  6. ^ http://www.thenassauguardian.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=40821&Itemid=50