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Monique Hennagan (born May 26, 1976 in Columbia, South Carolina) is an American athlete who mainly competes in the 400 metres. She won her first relay medal at the 1999 World Indoor Championships and her second in 2003.

Monique Hennagan
Monique Hennagan Sydney 2000.jpg
Personal information
BornMay 26, 1976 (1976-05-26) (age 43)
Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.

At the Athens Olympics in 2004, Hennagan was part of the US team which finished first in the 4×400 meters relay. This result has been in doubt since 2010 after Crystal Cox, who ran for the team in a preliminary round, admitted to using doping.[1] Cox's drug violation puts the entire team's gold medal in jeopardy, however as of 2012 the American team ( apart from Cox ) retain their gold medals.

In 2008, Hennagan had her relay medal from the 4 X 400 metre relay from 2000 Olympics stripped because of teammate Marion Jones admitting to performance-enhancing drug use. On July 16, 2010, she and 6 other members of the US Women's Track and Field team won their appeal to the IOC to have their medals reinstated.[2]

Personal bestsEdit

AchievementsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the   United States
1992 World Junior Championships Seoul, South Korea 10th (sf) 400m 54.27
4th 4 × 400 m relay 3:33.11
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 2nd 400m 52.25
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:32.08
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 3rd 4 × 400 m relay 3:27.59
2000 Summer Olympics Sydney, Australia 1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:22.62
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, UK 3rd 4 × 400 m relay 3:31.69
2004 Summer Olympics Athens, Greece 1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:19.01
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 2nd 400 metres 50.20

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jamaica Observer (16 March 2010). "Jamaica gains Athens Olympics women's 4x400m silver". The Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
  2. ^ Associated Press (April 10, 2008). "US relay runners win Olympic medals appeal". ESPN.