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Nigel Levine (born 30 April 1989[2]) is a British sprint athlete. As well as an impressive sprint talent, Levine made a big impact in his first ever season over 400m in 2007 recording 46.31 and in 2009 reduced that to 45.78. In 2010 he was part of the bronze medal GB 4 × 400 m team at the world indoor championships in Doha and in 2011 he took the coveted European U23 crown as well as being part of the GB 4 × 400 m relay squad.

Nigel Levine
Nigel Levine 2013.jpg
Nigel Levine at the 2013 European Indoor Championships
Personal information
Born (1989-04-30) 30 April 1989 (age 30)
Rushden, Northamptonshire
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
Sport
Country United Kingdom
SportAthletics
Event(s)400 metres
4 × 400m Relay
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)400 metres 45.11 (Oslo 2012)

100 metres 10.38 (Mesa, AZ 2012)

200 metres 20.93i Birmingham 2012)

In 2013 he won an individual silver medal 2013 European Indoor Championships in Gothenburg in the 400 metres, as well as helping the relay team to a gold medal. On 20 November 2018, Levine was given a four-year ban for breaking anti-doping rules.[3]

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AccidentEdit

On 17 January 2017, Levine was injured in a road accident alongside fellow sprinter James Ellington: "the pair were riding on motorbikes when they were involved in a crash with a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction". They were in Tenerife, Spain, undertaking warm-weather training with a group of British sprinters. Both athletes were admitted to hospital and were described on 18 January as "conscious and stable".[4]

AchievementsEdit

Representing   Great Britain
Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2007 European Junior Championships Hengelo, Netherlands 1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:08.21
2008 World Junior Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 9th (sf) 400m 47.14
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:05.82
2009 European Indoor Championships Turin, Italy 2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:07.04
European U23 Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 2nd 400m 45.78
6th 4 × 400 m relay 3:06.18
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 3rd 4 × 400 m relay 3:07.52
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 4th (sf) 400 m 47.17
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:06.46
European U23 Championships Ostrava, Czech Republic 1st 400m 46.10
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:03.53
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 7th 4 × 400 m relay 3:01.16
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 6th (sf) 400m 46.46
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:04.72
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:01.56
2013 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 2nd 400m 46.21
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:05.78
European Team Championships Gateshead, UK 2nd 400m 45.88

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nigel Levine". teamgb.com. British Olympic Association. Retrieved 21 January 2014.
  2. ^ Sports-Reference profile
  3. ^ "Nigel Levine: European indoor gold medallist banned for failing drugs test". BBC News. 20 November 2018. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  4. ^ "James Ellington & Nigel Levine 'conscious and stable' after crash". BBC Sport. 18 January 2017. Retrieved 18 January 2017.

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