Greg Haughton

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Gregory "Greg" Haughton (born 10 November 1973) is a Jamaican 400 metres runner. He won three Olympic medals, one at the 1996 Summer Olympics and two at the 2000 Summer Olympics. His personal best for the 400 m was 44.56 seconds.

Greg Haughton
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Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Jamaica
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2000 Sydney 4x400 m relay
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Atlanta 4x400 m relay
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Sydney 400 m
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1995 Gothenburg 4x400 m relay
Silver medal – second place 1997 Athens 4x400 m relay[1]
Silver medal – second place 1999 Seville 4x400 m relay[1]
Silver medal – second place 2001 Edmonton 4x400 m relay[1]
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Gothenburg 400 m
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Edmonton 400 m
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1999 Winnipeg 400 m
Goodwill Games
Gold medal – first place 2001 Brisbane 400 m
Junior (U20)
Gold medal – first place 1992 Nassau 400m

He was coached by Clyde Hart, an individual who also trained world record-holder Michael Johnson. Individually, Haughton was the bronze medallist at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and won bronze medals over 400 m at the World Championships in Athletics in 1995 and 2001. He won gold medals at the 2001 Goodwill Games, 1999 Pan American Games, 1993 Central American and Caribbean Championships in Athletics. He was twice NJCAA Champion and a three-time NCAA 400 metres champion. He won five Jamaican national titles in his career.

As a long-standing member of Jamaica's 4×400 metres relay team, Haughton was crowned 2004 World Indoor Champion, 1998 Commonwealth Champion, 1999 Pan American Games champion. He won Olympic bronze medals in the relay in 2000 and 1996, as well as four silver medals at the World Championships.

Haughton was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame (1997), George Mason University Hall of Fame (2001), and the Carreras Sports Foundation Male Athlete of the Year (1999–2000). In April 2011 Greg Haughton received the award from the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association for Outstanding Contribution to Track and Field in Jamaica.

Personal bestsEdit

Date Event Venue Time
19 May 1996 200 metres Fairfax, Virginia 20.64
9 August 1995 400 metres Gothenburg, Sweden 44.56


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Jamaica
1992 World Junior Championships Seoul, South Korea 15th (h)[2] 400m 47.73
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:06.58
1993 Central American and Caribbean Championships Cali, Colombia 1st 400m 45.35
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 6th 400m 45.63
7th 4 × 400 m Relay 3:01.44
1995 World Championships Göteborg, Sweden 3rd 400m 44.56
2nd 4 × 400 m Relay 2:59.88
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 2nd[1] 4 × 400 m Relay 2:56.75
World Indoor Championships Paris, France 2nd 4 × 400 m Relay 3:08.11
1998 Commonwealth Games Kuala Lampur, Malaysia 1st 4 × 400 m Relay 2:59.03
1999 Pan American Games Winnipeg, Manitoba 1st 400m 44.59
1st 4 × 400 m Relay 2:57.97
World Championships Sevilla, Spain 5th 400m 45.07
2nd 4 × 400 m Relay[1] 2:59.34
2000 IAAF Grand Prix Final Doha, Qatar 3rd 400m 45.85
Summer Olympics Sydney, Australia 3rd 400m 44.70
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Alberta 3rd 400m 44.98
2nd[1] 4 × 400 m Relay 2:58.39
2002 IAAF Grand Prix Final Paris, France 2nd 400m 44.87
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 1st 4 × 400 m Relay 3:05.21


  1. ^ a b c d e f The Jamaica 4x400 team won originally the bronze 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. ^ Disqualified in the semifinal.
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Greg Haughton". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 30 November 2010.