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Antonio Pettigrew

Full name: Antonio Pettigrew
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Born: November 3, 1967 in Macon, Georgia, United States
Died: August 9, 2010 in Apex, North Carolina, United States
Affiliations: Reebok Running Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Antonio Pettigrew was a one-lap specialist, who won four NCAA D2 titles in the 400 metres, and who won the 1991 World Championships at 400 metres, adding a silver medal in the 4×400 relay that year as well. Pettigrew initially won a gold medal in the 4×400 at the 1999 World Championships, seemingly adding an Olympic gold in the event at the 2000 Sydney Games. But in 2008 documents were exposed in the trial of coach Trevor Graham which implicated Pettigrew as having used performance-enhancing drugs in the 1990s. Pettigrew admitted this and testified against Graham. His gold medals, and the team's performances, at the 1999 World Championships and 2000 Olympic Games, were stripped and they were disqualified. Pettigrew served as an assistant track coach at the University of North Carolina. In August 2010, Pettigrew was found dead in his car near Jordan Lake, not far from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. His death was later determined to be a suicide from a drug overdose.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.42 (1994); 200 – 20.38 (1994); 400 – 44.21 (1999).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Athletics Men's 400 metres United States USA AC DQ (doping)
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay United States USA AC r3/3 DQ (doping)

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) RT L
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Athletics United States Final AC DQ (doping) [45.42] [0,567] [5]
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two AC [1] QU/DQ (doping) [45.24] [0.499] [4]
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat Two AC [2] QU/DQ (doping) [45.35] [0.475] [4]
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Athletics United States Round One Heat Nine AC [1] QU/DQ (doping) [45.62] [0.328] [3]

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) ST
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Athletics United States USA Final AC [1] DQ (doping) [2:56.35] [44.17]