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Antonio McKay

Full name: Antonio Ricardo McKay
Nickname(s): Special K
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: February 9, 1964 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Affiliations: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Atlanta (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Antonio McKay won gold medals in the 4x400 relay at the 1984 and 1988 Olympics, adding a bronze medal in the 400 in 1984. He also won individual 400 golds at the 1986 Goodwill Games and the 1987 and 1989 World Indoor Championships. McKay added another relay gold medal at the 1987 World Championships, where he was eliminated in the quarter-finals of the 400. His final international appearance came in 1991 at the World Indoors, where he won a silver in the 4x400.

McKay ran in college at Georgia Tech, where he was NCAA Champion in the 400, both indoors and outdoors in 1984. In 1989 McKay became a member of the New York Athletic Club, the first black athlete to compete for the club which had historically discriminated against blacks and Jews. He later became a high school track coach in Georgia. After the murder of his sister, McKay raised her two sons on his own.

Personal Best: 400 – 44.69 (1987).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 400 metres United States USA 3 Bronze
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay United States USA 1 Gold
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay United States USA 1 Gold

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) RT L
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final 3 44.71 0,281 1
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 44.92 3
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat One 1 QU 44.72 8
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Athletics United States Round One Heat Eight 1 QU 45.55 5

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) ST
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Athletics United States USA Final 1 2:57.91 44,60
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Athletics United States USA Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 3:00.19
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics United States USA Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 3:02.84
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics United States USA Round One Heat Three 1 QU 3:02.16
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