Maurice GREENE

美国 USA

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  • 奖牌
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  • 奥运参赛次数
    2
  • 奥运首秀
    2000年悉尼奥运会
  • 出生年份
    1974年
奥运会成绩

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Maurice GREENE

From 1997 to 2001, Maurice Greene was quite simply the greatest male sprinter on the planet, winning a 100m gold medal at Sydney 2000, as well as three 100m world titles in a row. Remarkably, the American’s 60m indoor record stands to this day.

Starting blocks

Initially coming to light in high school American football games, Maurice Greene’s sprinting talents
were recognised by the University of Kansas (USA), who offered him a track scholarship. He took part in his first major international athletics competition at the age of 20, finishing fourth over 60m at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Barcelona (ESP) in March 1995.

Clocking his first sub-10 second time in the 100m that same year (albeit with a favourable tail wind), the American was selected to compete over the same distance at the 1995 IAAF World Championships in Gothenburg, where he was eliminated in the quarter-finals. The following year, he failed to qualify for the Atlanta Games from the US national trials, and subsequently left his native Kansas to join up with renowned sprinting coach John Smith in California

World’s fastest man

Developing the “drive phase”, a pioneering strategy that consisted of keeping the head down to
build speed more efficiently and delaying proper acceleration until after the 65-metre mark, Greene began a record series of 53 sub-10 second 100m performances in 1997, including a breakthrough World Championship victory on 3 August in Athens, where he defeated reigning Olympic champion Donovan Bailey (CAN) in 9.86.

奥运会成绩

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赛果 赛事 项目

2004年雅典奥运会

100 metres
100 metres Athletics
4 x 100 metres Relay
4 x 100 metres Relay Athletics
奥运会成绩
赛果 赛事 项目

2000年悉尼奥运会

100 metres
100 metres Athletics
4 x 100 metres Relay
4 x 100 metres Relay Athletics