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Antonio McKay Sr. (born February 9, 1964 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a former track and field athlete who specialized in the 400 meters.

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1 Career 2 Achievements 3 External links 4 References

Career[edit] He won All-American honours competing for Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech
and was the NCAA
NCAA
champion both indoors and outdoors in 1984. He won at the United States Olympic Track Trials thus qualifying for the 1984 US Olympic Team.[1] At the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, he won the bronze medal in the 400 m behind Alonzo Babers
Alonzo Babers
and Gabriel Tiacoh.[2] He teamed up with Babers in the 4×400-meter relay
4×400-meter relay
event and he led the team home to victory, winning his first Olympic gold medal.[3] He won 400 m gold medals at the 1986 Goodwill Games in Moscow and at the 1987 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Indianapolis. He ran at the 1987 World Championships in Athletics, but was eliminated in the quarter-finals. However, he managed to win a gold medal in the relay with his compatriots Danny Everett, Roddie Haley and Butch Reynolds. He ran in the relay heats at the 1988 Summer Olympics
1988 Summer Olympics
and received a gold medal for his contribution as the American runners won in the final. He retained his 400 m indoor title at the 1989 IAAF World Indoor Championships, setting a championship record of 45.59 seconds in the process.[1] In 1989, McKay became the first Black track and field athlete to compete for the New York Athletic Club, which had historically banned Blacks and Jews from membership.[4] He failed a doping test in 1990 for the banned stimulant phenylpropanolamine. After initially being banned for three months, the ban was overturned on the defense that neither McKay nor the doctor who had prescribed him a flu remedy where aware that the banned substance was contained in the medicine.[5] His final international medal came at the 1991 IAAF World Indoor Championships, where he won the silver in the men's relay. McKay retired from competition around 1994. He remains the joint United States and Panamerican record holder in the rarely competed indoor 4 × 200 m relay, which he set in 1991 in Glasgow, Scotland alongside Thomas Jefferson, Raymond Pierre and Kevin Little.[6] He now works as a track coach at North Springs High School, a public high school in Sandy Springs, Georgia. Following the murder of McKay's sister, he has raised her two sons.[7] Coached the Dunwoody High School Girls Track and Field 5AAAAA Team to the State Championships for the 2012–2013 Season. Achievements[edit] [citation needed]

1984 Indoor World Record Holder, 1984 NCAA
NCAA
Indoor Champion, 1984 NCAA
NCAA
Outdoor Champion, 1984 Olympic Trials Champion, 1984 Olympic – Gold & Bronze Medalist, 1985 Indoor USA Track and Field Champion, 1986 Goodwill Games – Gold Medalist, 1987 Indoor USA Track & Field Champion, 1987 Indoor World Record Holder, 1988 Indoor USA Track & Field Champion, 1989 World Indoor Championships – Gold Medalist, 1990 Indoor USA Track & Field Champion, 1991 Indoor World Championships – Silver Medalist, 1993 Indoor USA Track & Field Champion,

External links[edit]

Antonio McKay profile at IAAF Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Profile

References[edit]

^ a b Antonio McKay. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved on 2010-11-12. ^ Athletics at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games: Men's 400 metres. Sports Reference. Retrieved on 2010-11-12. ^ Athletics at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games: Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay. Sports Reference. Retrieved on 2010-11-12. ^ [1] ^ McKay's Ban Halted on Appeal. Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
(1990-05-30). Retrieved on 2010-11-12. ^ American Open Indoor Track & Field Records. USATF
USATF
(2009-12-23). Retrieved on 2010-11-12. ^ http://www.11alive.com/news/article_news.aspx?storyid=96885 retrieved 2008-09-21.

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Olympic champions in men's 4×400 m relay

Medley

1908  Hamilton, Cartmell, Taylor, Sheppard (USA)

4 × 400 m

1912  Sheppard, Lindberg, Meredith, Reidpath (USA) 1920  Griffiths, Lindsay, Ainsworth-Davis, Butler (GBR) 1924  Cochran, Helffrich, MacDonald, Stevenson (USA) 1928  Baird, Spencer, Alderman, Barbuti (USA) 1932  Fuqua, Ablowich, Warner, Carr (USA) 1936  Wolff, Rampling, Roberts, Brown (GBR) 1948  Harnden, Bourland, Cochran, Whitfield (USA) 1952  Wint, Laing, McKenley, Rhoden (JAM) 1956  Jenkins, Jones, Mashburn, Courtney (USA) 1960  Yerman, Young, G. Davis, O. Davis (USA) 1964  Cassell, Larrabee, Williams, Carr (USA) 1968  Matthews, Freeman, James, Evans (USA) 1972  Asati, Nyamau, Ouko, Sang (KEN) 1976  Frazier, Brown, Newhouse, Parks (USA) 1980  Valiulis, Linge, Chernetskiy, Markin (URS) 1984  Nix, Armstead, Babers, McKay (USA) 1988  Everett, Lewis, Robinzine, Reynolds, McKay, Valmon (USA) 1992  Valmon, Watts, Johnson, Lewis, Hall, Jenkins (USA) 1996  Smith, Harrison, Mills, Maybank, Rouser (USA) 2000  Chukwu, Monye, Bada, Udo-Obong, Awazie, Gadzama (NGR) 2004  Harris, Brew, Wariner, Williamson, Rock, Willie (USA) 2008  Merritt, Taylor, Neville, Wariner, Clement, Witherspoon (USA) 2012  Brown, Pinder, Mathieu, Miller (BAH) 2016  Hall, McQuay, Roberts, Merritt, Clemons, Verburg (USA)

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World Champions in Men's 4 × 400 m Relay

1983: Soviet Union (Lovachov, Trashchyla, Chernetskiy, Markin) 1987: USA (Everett, Haley, McKay, Reynolds) 1991: Great Britain (Black, Redmond, Regis, Akabusi) 1993: USA (Valmon, Watts, Reynolds, Johnson) 1995: USA (Ramsey, Mills, Reynolds, Johnson) 1997: Great Britain (Thomas, Black, Baulch, Richardson) 1999: Poland (Czubak, Maćkowiak, Bocian, Haczek) 2001: Bahamas (McIntosh, Moncur, Oliver, Munnings) 2003: France (Douhou, Keïta, Diagana, Raquil) 2005: USA (Rock, Brew, Williamson, Wariner) 2007: USA (Merritt, Taylor, Williamson, Wariner) 2009: USA (Taylor, Wariner, Clement, Merritt) 2011: USA (Nixon, Jackson, Taylor, Merritt) 2013: USA (Verburg, McQuay, Hall, Merritt) 2015: USA (Verburg, McQuay, Nellum, Merritt) 2017: Trinidad and Tobago (Solomon, Richards, Cedenio, Gordon)

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World Indoor Champions in Men's 400 m

1985: Thomas Schönlebe
Thomas Schönlebe
(GDR) 1987–1989: Antonio McKay (USA) 1991: Devon Morris (JAM) 1993: Butch Reynolds (USA) 1995: Darnell Hall (USA) 1997: Sunday Bada (NGR) 1999: Jamie Baulch (GBR) 2001: Daniel Caines (GBR) 2003: Tyree Washington (USA) 2004–2006: Alleyne Francique (GRN) 2008: Tyler Christopher (CAN) 2010: Chris Brown (BAH) 2012: Nery Brenes
Nery Brenes
(CRC) 2014–2018: Pavel Maslák
Pavel Maslák
(CZE)

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1984 USA Olympic Track & Field Team

Qualification

1984 United States
United States
Olympic Trials (track and field)

Men's track & road athletes

Ray Armstead Alonzo Babers Kirk Baptiste Ron Brown Tonie Campbell Don Clary Paul Cummings Brian Diemer Marco Evoniuk Greg Foster Sam Graddy Johnny Gray John Gregorek Danny Harris Tranel Hawkins Jim Heiring Thomas Jefferson Earl Jones Roger Kingdom Steve Lacy Carl Lewis Henry Marsh John Marshall Antonio McKay Walter McCoy Edwin Moses Sunder Nix Daniel O'Connor Vince O'Sullivan Doug Padilla Pete Pfitzinger Pat Porter Alberto Salazar Carl Schueler Steve Scott Calvin Smith Willie Smith Jim Spivey John Tuttle Craig Virgin

Men's field athletes

Duncan Atwood Willie Banks Earl Bell Tim Bright Edward Burke Art Burns Michael Carter Mike Conley, Sr. John Crist Milton Goode Bill Green Al Joyner Dave Laut Carl Lewis Jud Logan Doug Lytle Mike McRae Larry Myricks Doug Nordquist Tom Petranoff John Powell Steve Roller Dwight Stones Mike Tully Mac Wilkins Augie Wolf Jim Wooding

Women's track & road athletes

Evelyn Ashford Sharrieffa Barksdale Joan Benoit Jeanette Bolden Cindy Bremser Valerie Brisco-Hooks Alice Brown Judi Brown Julie Brown Robin Campbell Chandra Cheeseborough Mary Decker Diane Dixon Benita Fitzgerald-Brown Kim Gallagher Randy Givens Florence Griffith Joyner Joan Hansen Denean Howard Sherri Howard Julie Isphording Missy Kane Lillie Leatherwood Pam Page Diana Richburg Kim Turner Angela Wright-Scott Ruth Wysocki

Women's field athletes

Jodi Anderson Carol Cady Laura De Snoo Leslie Deniz Cindy Greiner Lorna Griffin Joni Huntley Jackie Joyner Carol Lewis Ramona Pagel Louise Ritter Karin Smith Pam Spencer Lynda Sutfin Cathy Sulinski Angela Thacker

Coaches

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1988 USA Olympic Track & Field Team

Qualification

1988 United States
United States
Olympic Trials (track and field)

Men's track & road athletes

Brian Abshire Jeff Atkinson Tracy Baskin Bruce Bickford Arthur Blake Terry Brahm Tonie Campbell Mark Conover Mark Deady Joe DeLoach Brian Diemer Danny Everett Mark Everett Marco Evoniuk Ed Eyestone Johnny Gray Jim Heiring Andy Kaestner Roger Kingdom Carl Lewis Steve Lewis Tim Lewis Sydney Maree Henry Marsh Roy Martin Antonio McKay (r) Lee McNeill (r) Dennis Mitchell Gary Morgan Edwin Moses Doug Padilla Pete Pfitzinger Andre Phillips Steve Plasencia Pat Porter Butch Reynolds Albert Robinson (r) Kevin Robinzine (r) Carl Schueler Steve Scott Calvin Smith Andrew Valmon (r) Kevin Young

Men's field athletes

Willie Banks Randy Barnes Earl Bell Tim Bright Mike Buncic Robert Cannon Hollis Conway Brian Crouser Lance Deal Jim Doehring Ken Flax Randy Heisler Jim Howard Dave Johnson Gary Kinder Carl Lewis Jud Logan Larry Myricks Billy Olson Tom Petranoff Mike Powell Charles Simpkins Brian Stanton Dave Stephens Gregg Tafralis Kory Tarpenning Mac Wilkins

Women's track & road athletes

Evelyn Ashford Valerie Brisco Alice Brown (r) Joetta Clark Gail Devers-Roberts Nancy Ditz Diane Dixon Sheila Echols (r) Kim Gallagher Margaret Groos Denean Howard-Hill Sherri Howard (r) Vicki Huber Jacqueline Humphrey Regina Jacobs Lynn Jennings Florence Griffith Joyner Francie Larrieu-Smith Lillie Leatherwood (r) Pam Marshall LaVonna Martin Leslie Maxie Lynn Nelson Cathy O'Brien PattiSue Plumer LaTanya Sheffield Mary Decker
Mary Decker
Slaney Gwen Torrence Delisa Walton-Floyd Schowonda Williams Dannette Young (r)

Women's field athletes

Wendy Brown Carol Cady Bonnie Dasse Sheila Echols Cindy Greiner Jackie Joyner-Kersee Trish King Carol Lewis Donna Mayhew Ramona Pagel Connie Price Louise Ritter Karin Smith Coleen Sommer Lynda Sutfin

Coaches

Stan Huntsman (men's head coach) Dean Hayes (men's assistant coach) Irving "Moon" Mondschein (men's assistant coach) Tom Pagani (men's assistant coach) Russ Rogers (men's assistant coach) Joe Vigil (men's assistant coach) Terry Crawford (women's head coach) Ken Foreman (women's assistant coach) Dave Rodda (women's assistant coach) Fred Thompson (women's assi

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