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CareerEdit

Moncur's most successful year came in 2001 when he won the gold medal in the 400m and the 4 × 400 m relay at the 2001 World Championships.[1] Moncur has only managed to make one more appearance in the individual final of a major championship, at the 2007 World Championships where he finished 8th.

More success, however, has come has part of the Bahamas relay team. At the 2005 World Championships he (together with Nathaniel McKinney, Andrae Williams and Chris Brown) won a silver medal in 4 x 400 metres relay.

At the 2007 World Championships, Moncur (together with Williams, Brown and Michael Mathieu) won silver in the 4 × 400 m relay for the third time in 2.59.18s.[3]

Moncur's personal best time and national record[4] in the 400m is 44.45 seconds, achieved in July 2001 in Madrid. However, Chris Brown tied Moncur's national record at the 2007 World Championships.[5]

In addition to currently coaching at the collegiate level, Moncur is coaching one on one lessons to track & field athletes in Atlanta, GA.[6]

AchievementsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the   Bahamas
1995 CARIFTA Games (U-20) George Town, Cayman Islands 1st 400 m 47.40
7th 400 m hurdles 56.09
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:15.69
1996 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Kingston, Jamaica 2nd 400 m 47.10
CAC Junior Championships (U-20) San Salvador, El Salvador 2nd 400 m 47.09
3rd 4 × 100 m relay 41.51
World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 17th (sf) 400m 47.90
1997 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Bridgetown, Barbados 1st 400 m 46.90
1999 Pan American Games Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 8th 400 m 45.60
1st (h) 4 × 400 m relay 3:00.73
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 5th (sf) 400 m 45.18
4th 4 × 400 m relay 2:59.23
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 1st 400 m 44.64
1st 4 × 400 m relay 2:58.19
Goodwill Games Brisbane, Australia 2nd 400 m 45.31
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:01.67
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, England 3rd 400 m 45.12
IAAF Grand Prix Final Paris, France 4th 400 m 44.97
2003 CAC Championships St. George's, Grenada 1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:02.56
World Championships Paris, France 18th (sf) 400 m 45.65
3rd 4 × 400 m relay 3:00.53
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 2nd 4 × 400 m relay 2:57.32 NR
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 10th (sf) 400 m 45.72
4 × 400 m relay DNF
2007 Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1st 400 m 44.85 SB
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:01.94
World Championships Osaka, Japan 8th 400 m 45.40
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 2:59.18 SB
2008 CAC Championships Cali, Colombia 2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:02.48
Olympic Games Beijing, China 2nd 4 × 400 m relay 2:59.88 (h) SB
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 4 × 400 m relay DQ
2011 CAC Championships Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:01.33
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 9th (h) 4 × 400 m relay 3:01.54

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b The Bahamas 4x400 team won originally the silver medal, but the USA 4x400 team, which originally finished first in 4x400 m relay, was disqualified in 2008 due to Antonio Pettigrew confession of using human growth hormone and EPO between 1997 and 2003.
  2. ^ Olympians – Avard Moncur, Bahamas Olympic Committee, retrieved 18 April 2012
  3. ^ http://au.sports.yahoo.com/070902/3/1dor8.html[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Commonwealth All-Time Lists (Men) Archived 2007-05-20 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ iaaf.org – Osaka 2007 – News Archived February 14, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ https://www.coachup.com/coaches/avardm[permanent dead link]

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