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Angelo Taylor

Angelo Taylor

Event: 400m Hurdles, 400m
Height: 6-2
Weight: 185
PR: 400mH - 47.25 (2008); 400m - 44.05 (2007)
Born: 12/29/1978
Current Residence: Atlanta, Ga.
Hometown: Decatur, Ga.
High School: Southwest DeKalb (Decatur) H.S. '96
College: Georgia Tech '99
Coach: Loren Seagrave
Agent: Kimberly Holland
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USA Championships
Three-time USA Outdoor 400mH champion  – 1999 (48.49); 2000 (47.62); 2001 (48.53)
Two-time USA Outdoor 400m champion – 2002 (45.00); 2007 (44.05)
1999 USA Indoor 400m champion (45.50)
Three-time USA Outdoor 400mH runner-up – 1998 (47.90); 2004 (48.03); 2012 (48.57)
Three-time USA Outdoor 400mH bronze medalist – 2008 (48.42); 2009 (48.30); 2011 (47.94)
1996 USA Junior 400mH champion (50.92)

International Championships
Two-time Olympic 400mH gold medalist – 2008 (47.25); 2000 (47.50)
Two-time 4x400m Olympic gold medalist - 2000; 2008 (2:55.39)
2012 Olympic 4x400m silver medalist (2:57.05)
Three-time World Outdoor 4x400m gold medalist - 2007 (2:55.56); 2009 (2:57.86); 2011 (2:59.31)
1997 Pan Am Junior 400mH champion (50.03)
1996 World Junior 400mH bronze medalist (50.18)

Collegiate Championships
1997 NCAA Outdoor 400mH runner-up (48.72)
1997 NCAA Indoor 400m bronze medalist (46.18)

Awards and Honors
2000 Jesse Owens Athlete of the Year
1998 Collegiate Athlete of the Year

About Angelo
Taylor’s career as an elite athlete spans well over a decade, and in that time he has won more than 23 national and international championship medals and a total of eight World Championships and Olympic medals. After he had a few off years in the mid-2000s he was working full-time as an electrician in addition to training. However, after he returned to the top with his 2008 Olympic gold, he was able to pick up sponsorships once again and return his focus to training. Taylor’s success on the track started at a young age. In addition to numerous state tiles, in 1996 Taylor won his first international hardware as he finished third at the World Junior Championships. In 1998, Taylor ran the fastest-ever  time for a 19-year-old in the 400H. If he had been born two days later, his 47.90 at the 1998 USA Championships would have been a world junior record.  In 2000, Taylor won Olympic gold just four years after graduating from high school, at age 21. Both his parents ran, and his father played football at Albany State (Ga.). Taylor is the father of twin boys, born November 2004, Xavier and Isaiah, who often accompany him to the training track. Taylor also coaches their basketball team.
Results
2013:
8th at USA Outdoors 400m (46.98); 2nd at Dekar 400m (46.80); 7th at Rabat 400m (47.72); 3rd at Taipei 400mH (51.55)
2012: Fifth in Olympic Games final (48.25) and 4x400m silver medalist (2:57.05); Olympic Trials runner-up (48.57); 3rd at Pre Classic in 400m (45.59); 1st in Birmingham 400m (44.93); 1st at Taipei (48.71); 1st at Shanghai (48.98); 3rd at Doha in 400 (44.97); 2nd at Mt. Sac Relays in 400mH (49.38); 1st in Zurich (48.29)
2011: 1st at World Outdoor 4x400m relay (2:59.31) and 7th in 400mH (49.31); 4th at London 400m (45.04); 4th at Stockholm (44.82); 1st at Monaco 47.97); 3rd at USA Outdoor (47.94); 1st at Pre Classic 400m (45.16); 3rd at Rome (48.66)
2010: 2nd at IAAF World Challenge 200m (20.23); 6th at Bruselles (49.72); 3rd at Stockholm (49.57); 2nd at Monaco (47.79); 4th at Gateshead  200m (20.50); 2nd at Lausanne (47.96); 2nd at Rome 400m (44.74); 4th at Doha (49.66); 2nd at Shanghai 200m (20.34)
2009: 1st at World Outdoor 4x400m - 1st leg (2:57.86) and 4th in his heat in the 1st round of 400mH (49.64); 3rd at Gateshead 400m (45.50); 5th at Zurich 400m (45.28); 2nd at London 400m (45.15); 3rd  at USA Outdoors (48.30); 4th at Pre Classic (48.79); 5th at New York Grand Prix (49.67); 2nd at adidas Track Classic (48.70); 2nd in London (45.15)
2008: 1st at Shanghai 400m (44.94); 4th at IAAF World Athletics Final 400m (45.37); 2nd at Lausanne (44.38); 1st at Olympic Games (47.25, WL) and 1st 4x400m (2:55.39, Olympic  Record); 3rd  at Olympic Trials (48.42); 2nd at Nike Prefontaine Classic (45.14)
2007: 2nd at Shanghai 400m (45.03); 3rd at IAAF World Athletics Final 400m (44.92) and 5th in 400mH (49.27); 3rd at World Outdoor 400m (44.32) and 1st 4x400m relay (2:55.56); 5th at Lausanne 400mH (46.68); 2nd at Madrid 400m (45.05); 1st at Monaco 400mH (48.45); 2nd at Rome (44.55); 1st at USA Outdoor 400m (44.05); 3rd at Pre Classic 400m (45.23)
2006: 9th in 400m semifinals at USA Outdoors (45.24)
2005: Did not compete.
2004: 4th in semifinal at Olympic Games (48.72); 6th in Zurich (48.89); 4th at Paris (48.86); 4th at Paris (48.86); 2nd at Olympic Trials (48.03)
2003: 6th in London (49.10); 4th in heat of USA Outdoor  (50.72); 1st in Turin (48.94); 1st in Milan (48.95)
2002: 2nd at Gateshead 400m (45.09); 8th at London (50.97); 7th at Rome (48.87); 7th at Paris (49.28); 7th at Lausanne (49.20); 1st at USA Outdoor 400m (45.00); 1st at Pre Classic 400m (44.85)
2001: 2nd at Zurich (48.21); DQ’ed in semifinals of World Outdoors; 2nd at London (48.36); 1st at  Paris (48.10); 1st at Lausanne (47.95); 1st at USA Outdoor (48.53); 1st at Princeton (44.68)
2000: Olympic 400m hurdles (47.50) and 4x400m gold medlist; 1st at IAAF Grand Prix Final (48.14); 1st at Berlin (48.26); 2nd at Bruselles (48.33); 1st at Zurich (47.90); 1st at London (47.90); 1st at Olympic Trials (47.62); 2nd at Rome (48.03); 1st at Osaka (49.06)
1999:  1st at World Outdoor 4x400m relay - third leg (2:56.47) and 3rd in 400mH heats; 1st in Zurich (48.15); 1st in Monte Carlo (48.41); 2nd at Barcelona (49.15); 1st at Luzern (48.40); 4th at Lausanne (48.65); 1st at USA Outdoor (48.49); 1st at USA Indoor 400m (45.50)
1998: 1st at Goodwill Games (47.92); 2nd at USA Outdoors (47.90); 1st at NCAA Outdoors (48.14); 1st at ACC Outdoor (49.18) and anchored 1st 4x400m (3:01.89); 3rd at NCAA Indoor 400m (46.12); 1st at ACC Indoor 400m (46.01)
1997: 1st at Pan Am Junior Outdoor (50.03); 5th in semifinal at USA Outdoors (49.11); 2nd at NCAA Outdoors (48.72); 1st at ACC Outdoor 400m (47.74) and anchored 1st 4x400m relay (3:06.23); 3rd NCAA Indoor 400m (46.18); 2nd at ACC Indoor 400m (47.74)
1996: 3rd at World Juniors (50.18); 1st at USA Junior Outdoor (50.92); 1st at National Scholastic (51.13) 1st at Georgia state in the 400, 300H, both relays, and TJ
1995: Won Georgia state HS titles in 300H, TJ, and 4x400m

USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2012:
Outdoor bests – 400mH, 47.95 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 5 in the world by T&FN); 400m, 44.93 (No. 7 in the USA, No. 18 in the world, ranked No. 2 in the USA & ranked No. 8 in the world by T&FN)
2011: Outdoor bests – 400mH, 47.94 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 4 in the world, ranked No. 6 in world, No. 2 USA by T&FN); 400m, 44.82 (No. 3 in the USA by T&FN, No. 12 in the world, ranked No. 8 in world)
2010: Outdoor bests – 400mH, 47.79 (No. 3 in the USA by T&FN, No. 4 in the world, ranked No. 5 in the world); 400m, 44.72 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 7 in the world, ranked No. 4 in world, No. 2 USA by T&FN)
2009: Outdoor bests – 400mH, 48.30 (No. 4 in the USA by T&FN, No. 10 in the world); 400m, 45.15 (No. 7 in the USA, No. 22 in the world, ranked No. 4 in the USA by T&FN)
2008: Outdoor bests – 400mH, 47.25 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world, ranked No. 2 in world, No. 2 USA by T&FN); 400m, 44.38 (No. 3 in the USA by T&FN, No. 3 in the world, ranked No. 4 in world)
2007: Outdoor bests – 400mH, 48.45 (No. 7 in the USA, No. 14 in the world, ranked No. 6 in the world, No. 4 USA  by T&FN); 400m, 44.05 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 3 in the world by T&FN)
2006: Outdoor bests – 400mH, 49.44 (No. 13 in the USA, No. 42 in the world); 400m, 45.24 (No. 14 in the USA, No. 36 in the world)
2005: did not compete
2004: Outdoor bests – 400mH, 48.03 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 7 in the world), 400m, 45.85
2003: Outdoor bests – 400mH, 48.94 (No. 8 in the USA, No. 26 in the world), 400m, 46.32
2002: Outdoor bests – 400mH, 48.87 (No. 7 in the USA, No. 23 in the world, ranked No. 7 in the USA by T&FN); 400m, 44.85 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 9 in the world, ranked No. 10 in the world, No. 4 USA by T&FN)
2001: Outdoor bests – 400mH, 47.95 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 4 in the world, ranked No. 3 in the world, No. 1 USA by T&FN); 400m, 44.68 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 6 in the world, ranked No. 10 in the world, No. 3 USA by T&FN)
2000: Outdoor bests – 400mH, 47.50 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world, ranked No. 1 in the world, No. 1 USA by T&FN); 400m, 44.89 (No. 10 in the USA, No. 20 in the world)
1999: Outdoor bests – 400mH, 48.15 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 8 in the world, ranked No. 2 in the world, No. 1 USA by T&FN); 400m, 45.14
1998: Outdoor bests – 400mH, 47.90 (ranked No. 3 in the world, No. 2 USA by T&FN)
1997: Outdoor bests – 400mH, 48.72 (ranked No. 9 in the USA by T&FN)
1996: Outdoor bests – 400mH, 50.18
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