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Marlon Devonish

Full name: Marlon Ronald Devonish
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Born: June 1, 1976 in Coventry, West Midlands, Great Britain
Affiliations: Coventry Godiva Harriers, Coventry (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

A reliable performer on the world stage for nearly two decades, Marlon Devonish’s career goes back as far as 1994 when he was part of the British sprint relay team that won the World Junior Championship. Before leaving the junior ranks he added gold medals in both the 200 m and 4 x 100 m at the European Juniors of 1995. Devonish has been a remarkably consistent performer over the course of his career though he only won three individual major championship medals. A silver over 200 metres at the 2002 Commonwealth Games was his best performance and he also won bronze medals over the same distance at the 2002 and 2006 European Championships. His prowess at bend running has made him invaluable as relay runner and he has been a part of the British squad for fourteen years. In that time he has helped England or Great Britain claim four World Championship medals, a European title in 2006 and three gold medals at the Commonwealth Games. Devonish is best remembered for running the third leg of 4 x 100 final at the Athens Olympics where took the baton in third place and passed it on in the lead of the race.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.06 (2007); 200 – 20.19 (2002).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Athletics Men's 200 metres Great Britain GBR 7 h4 r2/4
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Great Britain GBR AC h1 r1/3
2004 Summer 28 Athina Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Great Britain GBR 1 Gold
2008 Summer 32 Beijing Athletics Men's 200 metres Great Britain GBR 7 h2 r3/4
2008 Summer 32 Beijing Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Great Britain GBR AC h2 r1/2

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) RT L
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Athletics Great Britain Quarter-Finals Heat Four 7 20.82 0,163 7
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Five 3 QU 20.89 0,178 2
2008 Summer 32 Beijing Athletics Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat Two 7 20.57 0.158 3
2008 Summer 32 Beijing Athletics Great Britain Quarter-Finals Heat One 4 QC 20.43 0.146 5
2008 Summer 32 Beijing Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Three 1 QU 20.49 0.157 8

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank L T(A)
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Athletics Great Britain GBR Round One Heat One AC DQ 1
2004 Summer 28 Athina Athletics Great Britain GBR Final 1 3 38.07
2004 Summer 28 Athina Athletics Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Two 2 QU 1 38.53
2008 Summer 32 Beijing Athletics Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Two AC DQ