Sean Baldock

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Sean Baldock
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Great Britain
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2002 Munich 4x400 m relay

Sean Baldock (born 3 December 1976) is a British former sprinter who competed in the 2000 Summer Olympics and in the 2004 Summer Olympics. He was born in Hastings, East Sussex.[1] Upon retirement, he became a sports teacher at Claremont School, East Sussex, a lecturer on sports injury at Sussex Coast College and a retained firefighter.[2] More recently, he was a sports coach at Buckswood School East Sussex.[3]

He only became a serious athlete in 1996 having joined Hastings Athletic Club as an under-11 athlete in 1987.[4] Prior to that he had played football, eventually playing for Hastings Town. When he reached 18, because he was always getting injured, he was forced to make a choice between football and athletics.[5]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Great Britain and  England
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 10th (h) 4x400 m relay 3:14.55
Universiade Catania, Italy 3rd 4x400 m relay 3:02.74
1998 European Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 6th 400 m 50.05
European Championships Budapest, Hungary 1st (h) 4x400 m relay 3:02.37
World Cup Johannesburg, South Africa 1st 4x400 m relay 2:59.71
Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2nd (h) 4x400 m relay 3:03.58
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 3rd (h) 4x400 m relay 3:06.34
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 45th (h) 400 m 46.45
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, United Kingdom 11th (sf) 400 m 45.71
1st 4x400 m relay 3:00.40
European Championships Munich, Germany 19th (h) 400 m 46.62
1st (h) 4x400 m relay 3:02.97
2003 World Championships Paris, France 4th 4x400 m relay 3:01.00
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 5th 4x400 m relay 3:01.07

Personal Bests[edit]

Event Result Wind Venue Date
200 m[6] 21.55 -4.5 Palma de Mallorca, Spain July 08, 1999
200 m 21.43 +3.3 London, UK May 05, 2001
200 m (Indoors) 21.50 Glasgow, UK March 14, 1999
300 m 32.88 Cardiff, UK May 31, 1997
400 m 45.20 Birmingham, UK August 12, 2000
400 m (Indoors) 46.11 Birmingham, UK February 08, 1998
800 m 1:53.08 Birmingham, UK July 23, 1999
800 m (Indoors) 1:54.25 Birmingham, UK February 07, 1998
4x400 m relay 3:01.00 Paris, France August 31, 2003
4x400 m relay (Indoors) 3:06.34 Maebashi, Japan March 06, 1999

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sean Baldock". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Olympic talent moves into coaching". Hastings and St. Leonards Observer. August 19, 2010. Retrieved March 27, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Mr. Sean Baldock". Zoominfo. July 18, 2015. Retrieved March 27, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Olympic talent moves into coaching". Hastings and St. Leonards Observer. August 19, 2010. Retrieved March 27, 2016. 
  5. ^ "An Olympic tyre-fitter". BBC. August 22, 2000. Retrieved March 27, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Sean BALDOCK". All-Athletics.com. Retrieved March 27, 2016. 

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