Ian Morris (athlete)

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Ian ("Frinty") Morris (born 30 November 1961 in Siparia) is a retired male track and field athlete from Trinidad and Tobago who specialized in the 400 metres. A former soccer player for the Siparia Angels in South Trinidad, he did not take up athletics until the age of 23. He occasionally ran the 200 metres, and even competed in the 800 metres at the 1987 World Indoor Championships. He is now a member of the Siparia Rhythm Section.

His personal best time was 44.21 seconds, achieved in the semi final of the 1992 Olympics. The result gives him 23rd place on the all-time performers list. At 44.21, for 24 years he held the Trinidad and Tobago record which was eventually broken by Machel Cedenio in the 2016 Rio Olympics in a time of 44.01.

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Trinidad and Tobago
1985 World Cup Canberra, Australia 6th 4 × 400 m relay 3:03.521
1986 Central American and Caribbean Games Santiago, Dominican Republic 2nd 400 m 45.02
1987 World Indoor Championships Indianapolis, United States 4th 400 m 46.57
24th (h) 800 m 2:03.82
Central American and Caribbean Championships Caracas, Venezuela 3rd 400 m 45.90
World Championships Rome, Italy 33rd (h) 200 m 21.36
43rd (h) 400 m 48.06
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 7th 400 m 44.95
1989 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 16th (h) 200 m 22.19
2nd 400 m 46.09
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain 1st (h) 400 m 47.032
4 × 400 m relay DQ
Pan American Games Havana, Cuba 2nd 400 m 45.24
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 6th 400 m 45.12
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 4th 400 m 44.25
7th 4 × 400 m relay 3:03.31
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 24th (h) 400 m 49.91
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:07.02
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 18th (qf) 400 m 45.903
1994 Commonwealth Games Victoria, Canada 3rd 4 × 400 m relay 3:02.78
1995 Pan American Games Mar del Plata, Argentina 4th 400 m 45.75
3rd 4 × 400 m relay 3:02.24

1Representing the Americas
2Did not finish in the semifinals
3Did not start in the semifinals

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