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Mark McKoy

Full name: Mark Anthony McKoy
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (181 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: December 10, 1961 in Georgetown, Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana
Affiliations: York Optimists/Willowdale/Mazda Optimists Track Club/ATSV St. Martin
Country: CAN Canada, AUT Austria
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Brother-in-law of Winthrop Graham.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Born in Guyana, Mark McKoy spent his youth in England before moving to Canada as a teenager. McKoy came to the international athletics scene in 1982 by winning a gold in the 110 hurdles and silver in the 4x100 relay at the Commonwealth Games. In 1983 McKoy finished fourth at the first World Championships and repeated this finish at the 1984 Olympics. In 1986 McKoy repeated his victory in the 110 hurdles at the Commonwealth Games and turned his 4x100 m relay silver into a gold medal, but he was a disappointing seventh at the 1987 World Championships. At the 1988 Seoul Olympics McKoy finished seventh, after badly crashing into a number of hurdles. Following the stripping of teammate Ben Johnson’s 100 metre gold medal due to a positive drug test, McKoy made a premature departure from Seoul prior to the 4x100 m relay in which he was to compete. McKoy subsequently admitted to using drugs at the Dubin Enquiry and was given a two-year suspension. McKoy made a comeback at the 1991 World Championships, finishing again fourth in the 110 hurdles. At the 1992 Barcelona Olympics McKoy seemed to finally be on the verge of ending his string of fourth-place finishes at major international championships. In the final McKoy got his usual fast start and simply ran away from the field. Despite slamming into the last hurdle, he still had enough momentum to easily win the gold medal. During his two-year suspension McKoy moved to Austria, becoming an Austrian citizen in 1994, and finished his athletics career competing for his newly-adopted country.

Personal Best: 110H – 13.08 (1993).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles Canada CAN 4
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles Canada CAN 7
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles Canada CAN 1 Gold
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles Austria AUT 5 h3 r2/4

Men's 110 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) RT L
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Canada Final 4 13.45 0,149 3
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Canada Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 13.30 8
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Canada Round One Heat One 2 QU 13.58 3
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics Canada Final 7 13.61 0,142 8
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics Canada Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 13.54 5
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics Canada Quarter-Finals Heat One 2 QU 13.56 3
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics Canada Round One Heat Four 1 QU 13.78 4
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Athletics Canada Final 1 13.12 4
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Athletics Canada Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 13.12 4
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Athletics Canada Quarter-Finals Heat One 1 QU 13.27 3
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Athletics Canada Round One Heat Four 1 QU 13.26 5
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Athletics Austria Quarter-Finals Heat Three 5 13.64 0,166 6
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Athletics Austria Round One Heat One 2 QU 13.70 0,152 8