Sean Baldock

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Sean Baldock
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NationalityEnglish
Born (1976-12-03) 3 December 1976 (age 44)
Hastings, East Sussex
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SportAthletics
ClubBelgrave Harriers, Wimbledon

Sean Michael Baldock (born 3 December 1976) is a male British former sprinter who competed in the 2000 Summer Olympics and in the 2004 Summer Olympics.

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Athletics career

He was born in Hastings, East Sussex. [1] He only became a serious athlete in 1996 having joined Hastings Athletic Club as an under-11 athlete in 1987. [2] Prior to that he had played football, eventually playing for Hastings Town. When he reached 18, because he was always getting injured, he was forced to make a choice between football and athletics, world class athlete. [3]

He represented England and won a silver medal in the 4 x 400 metres event, at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. [4] The other team members consisted of Solomon Wariso, Mark Richardson, Jared Deacon, Paul Slythe and Mark Hylton. [5] [6] Four years later at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester he was part of the gold medal winning team in the 4 x 400 metres relay that consisted of Chris Rawlinson, Cori Henry, Daniel Caines, Hylton and Deacon. [7]

Personal life

Upon retirement, he became a sports teacher at Claremont School, East Sussex, a lecturer on sports injury at Sussex Coast College and a retained firefighter. [8] More recently, he was a sports coach at Buckswood School East Sussex.[ citation needed ]

Competition record

YearCompetitionVenuePositionEventNotes
Representing Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain and Flag of England.svg  England
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 10th (h)4x400 m relay 3:14.55
Universiade Catania, Italy 3rd4x400 m relay 3:02.74
1998 European Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 6th400 m 50.05
European Championships Budapest, Hungary 1st (h)4x400 m relay 3:02.37
World Cup Johannesburg, South Africa 1st4x400 m relay 2:59.71
Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2nd (h)4x400 m relay 3:03.58
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 3rd (h)4x400 m relay 3:06.34
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 45th (h)400 m 46.45
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, United Kingdom 11th (sf)400 m 45.71
1st4x400 m relay 3:00.40
European Championships Munich, Germany 19th (h)400 m 46.62
1st (h)4x400 m relay 3:02.97
2003 World Championships Paris, France 4th4x400 m relay 3:01.00
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 5th4x400 m relay 3:01.07

Personal Bests

EventResultWindVenueDate
200 m [9] 21.55-4.5Palma de Mallorca, SpainJuly 8, 1999
200 m21.43+3.3London, UKMay 5, 2001
200 m (Indoors)21.50Glasgow, UKMarch 14, 1999
300 m32.88Cardiff, UKMay 31, 1997
400 m45.20Birmingham, UKAugust 12, 2000
400 m (Indoors)46.11Birmingham, UKFebruary 8, 1998
800 m1:53.08Birmingham, UKJuly 23, 1999
800 m (Indoors)1:54.25Birmingham, UKFebruary 7, 1998
4x400 m relay3:01.00Paris, FranceAugust 31, 2003
4x400 m relay (Indoors)3:06.34Maebashi, JapanMarch 6, 1999

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References

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