Jonathan ("Jon") A. Drummond
(born September 9, 1968) is an American athlete
, winner of gold medal in 4x100 m relay
at the 2000 Summer Olympics
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
, Jon Drummond is known for being among the world’s best starters. He is also well known for what could be called showmanship or taunting depending on one's perspective. Drummond has been called the "Clown Prince" of Track and Field.
In 1991, Drummond won the 200 m at the World University Games. At the 1993 World Championships
, Drummond ran the opening leg on the American 4x100 m relay team, which won the gold medal and equalled the world record
of 37.40. At the 1995 World Championships
, he ran the second leg on the American 4x100 m relay team, which did not finish its heat after Drummond and Tony McCall
failed to complete their pass.
Drummond was the opening leg of the silver medal-winning American 4x100 m relay team at the 1996 Summer Olympics
and reached to the semi-finals of 100 m. In 1997, Drummond won his only US National Championships title in 200 m and at the World Championships
, Drummond was seventh in 200 m. In 1999, Drummond suffered a third case of spinal meningitis, but managed to recover to run the opening leg in a gold medal-winning... Read More