16 Facts About Angelo Taylor


Angelo F Taylor was born on December 29,1978 and is an American track and field athlete, winner of 400-meter hurdles at the 2000 and 2008 Summer Olympics.


In 1998, Angelo Taylor won a silver medal at the US National Championships.


Angelo Taylor went on to win the title three times from 1999 to 2001.


Angelo Taylor made his debut in a major international meet at the 1999 World Championships, where he finished third in his heat in 400 m hurdles, but ran a third leg at the gold medal winning US 4x400 m relay team.


In 2000, Angelo Taylor ran a world-leading time at the Olympic Trials and entered the Sydney Games as a favorite.


Angelo Taylor ran in the heat and semifinal of 4x400 m relay race, the finals team for which won the gold medal.


Angelo Taylor was eliminated in the semifinals of the 2001 World Championships in 400 m hurdles while struggling with a sinus infection and flu, but won a gold as a member of US 4x400 m relay team.


Angelo Taylor didn't make the US World Championships team in 2003 and was unsuccessful in defending his Olympic title at the 2004 Summer Olympics, finishing fourth in the semifinal.


In 2007 Angelo Taylor set a new personal best in the 400 m and won the American title in the event.


Angelo Taylor fell behind Kerron Clement and Bershawn Jackson in the hurdles rankings that year, but in the 2010 IAAF Diamond League he managed top three finishes in Lausanne, Monaco and Stockholm.


Angelo Taylor had a season's best of 47.79 seconds for the event that year.


Angelo Taylor won at the Herculis meeting in July, but did not peak for the 2011 World Championships in Athletics, where he finished seventh in the final.


Angelo Taylor performed well in the relay taking the United States to victory in a time of 2:59.31 minutes alongside Greg Nixon, Bershawn Jackson and LaShawn Merritt.


Angelo Taylor began his 2012 season with a runner-up finish at the Mt.


Angelo Taylor was captain of the USA men's track Olympic squad in his fourth Olympics.


On May 16,2019, the Orange County Register published an expose of the failure of the United States Center for SafeSport to suspend Angelo Taylor after receiving notification of his criminal convictions, as required by the United States Center for SafeSport code.