Daniel Talbot (athlete)

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Danny Talbot
Danny Talbot 2012 Parade.jpg
Personal information
NationalityBritish
Born (1991-05-01) 1 May 1991 (age 27)
Trowbridge, England
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight69 kg (152 lb)
Sport
Country Great Britain
 England
SportAthletics
Event(s)Sprints
Achievements and titles
Regional finals3rd at the 2012 European Athletics Championships
Personal best(s)100m: 10.14 (Bedford 2014) 200m: 20.16 (London 2017)

Danny Talbot (born 1 May 1991)[2] is a British sprinter who competes in the 100 metres and the 200 metres.

Career[edit]

Talbot won the 200m bronze medal at the 2012 European Athletics Championships in Helsinki. For Team GB in the 4 × 100 m at the London 2012 Olympics, he ran the third leg in the heats but failed to exchange the baton with anchor Adam Gemili. He ran again for Britain in the 4 x 100 at the 2014 World Relay Championships, forming part of a quartet which ran 37.93 in the heats and went on to win bronze.

At the IAAF World Championships held in London in 2017, Talbot qualified for the 200 metres semifinal with a personal best of 20.16 in his heat on 7 August. Five days later he ran the third leg for the 4 x 100 metres relay team which won the gold medal in a time of 37.47, a British and European record.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Talbot's father is British and his mother is half Trinidadian.[2] Talbot attended St Augustine's Catholic College in Trowbridge.

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Great Britain
2010 World Junior Championships Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada 14th (sf) 200m 21.19 w (+2.1 m/s)
4 × 100 m relay DNF
2011 European U23 Championships Ostrava, Czech Republic 4th 200 m 20.71
2nd 4 × 100 m relay 39.10
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 3rd 200 m 20.95
2013 European U23 Championships Tampere, Finland 2nd 200m 20.46 (-0.3 m/s)
1st 4 × 100 m relay 38.77
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 13th (h) 200 m 20.27
4 × 100 m relay DNF
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 3rd 200 m 20.56
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 11th (sf) 200 m 20.25
2017 IAAF World Relays Nassau, Bahamas 3rd (h) 4 × 100 m relay 38.321
World Championships London, United Kingdom 9th (sf) 200 m 20.38
1st 4 × 100 m relay 37.47

1Did not finish in the final

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Danny Talbot". teamgb.com. British Olympic Association. Retrieved 21 January 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Danny Talbot - Team GB - London 2012 Olympics - Telegraph". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Records Set - Final" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 24 August 2017.

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