Jon Drummond

Jonathan ( " Jon" ) Drummond ( born September 9, 1968 in Philadelphia ) is a former American track and field athlete and today's sprint coach.

Jon Drummond was one of the world's best 100-meter and 200 - meter runner, known for its especially good start reaction. In the audience he was popular due to its being funny and fun appearance.

At the World Athletics Championships in Stuttgart in 1993, he was the first leg of the American 4 x 100 - meter relay team that won the world title and the world record of 37.40 s equaled. In the next 1995 World Championships in Gothenburg he could as the second runner the baton is not passed to Tony McCall and the American squadron was disqualified. In the following years he continued as a relay runner sensation. At the Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996, he was among the quartet that won the silver medal. Solo over 100 meters, it only came into the semifinals.

At the World Athletics Championships in 1999, he could not participate in the individual events due to illness, but was again relay world champion as first runner. At the Summer Olympics in Sydney in 2000, he was fifth in the 100 meters and won as a starter for the U.S. relay team his first Olympic gold medal.

For quite a stir he caused when he was disqualified at the World Athletics Championships in Paris in 2003 in the quarter-finals due to his false start. He did not want to accept the decision of the jury and lay down for 45 minutes before the starting blocks, until it finally with tears in his eyes left the stadium. For the 34 -year-old athlete, this should be the last international appearance. He was not nominated by the U.S. Association after this affair for the season.