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Taylor's Gold Medal Repeat Bid Falls Short in Athens

Aug. 24, 2004

400m Hurdles Results

ATHENS, Greece – Former Georgia Tech men’s track standout Angelo Taylor will not get a chance to defend his Gold medal in the 400-meter hurdles after finishing fourth in the semifinals of heat one with a time of 48.72 on Tuesday afternoon in Olympic Stadium at the Athens Olympics. Overall, Taylor ended the race in 13th place.

Pressing on in the 400m hurdles will be Americans James Carter and Bennie Brazell with times of 48.18 and 48.19, respectively. The Gold medal favorite, Dominican Republic’s Felix Sanchez won heat one and posted the top time of the afternoon with a mark of 47.93. The two at-large bids went to Russia’s Alwyn Myburgh (48.57) and France’s Naman Keita (48.24).

Junior Chanute Howard will compete for the United States in the women’s high jump on Thursday afternoon from 1-2:30 p.m. ET. Howard finished second at the U.S. Olympic Trials with a clear of 6’4.75″ and won both the NCAA indoor and outdoor national titles in 2004.

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