Debbie Dunn

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Debbie Dunn
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Debbie Dunn (right) at the 2010 World Indoor Championships
Debbie Dunn (right) at the 2010 World Indoor Championships


United StatesUnited States United States
World championships
gold 2009 Berlin 4 × 400 m
Indoor world championships
gold 2010 Doha 400 m
silver 2006 Moscow 4 × 400 m
Pan American Games
bronze 2007 Rio de Janeiro 4 × 400 m

Debbie Dunn (born March 26, 1978 ) is an American athlete who specializes in the 400-meter run .

In 2006, she won the silver medal in the US 4 x 400 meter relay at the World Indoor Championships in Moscow . At the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro , she won the bronze medal with the relay. In addition, Dunn took eighth place over 400 meters.

She celebrated the greatest success of her career by winning the title in the 4 x 400 meter relay at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin . Debbie Dunn, Allyson Felix , Lashinda Demus and Sanya Richards reached the goal in the world best performance of 3: 17.83 min with a clear lead over the teams from Jamaica and Russia . In addition, Dunn started in Berlin in the 400-meter run, where she finished sixth in 50.35 s in the final. Before that, she had stayed under 50 seconds for the first time in her career in the semifinals with 49.95 s over the stadium lap.

At the World Indoor Championships in Doha in 2010 , she won the title in the 400-meter run in a time of 51.04 s.

In July 2012, Dunn was removed from the USA team for the 2012 Olympic Games after a positive doping result, an increased testosterone / epitestosterone value . It was banned for two years until July 31, 2014.

Debbie Dunn is 1.69 m tall and has a competition weight of 58 kg and is trained by Malcolm Watts.

Top performances

  • 200 m : 22.73 s, September 6, 2009, Rieti
  • 400 m: 49.95 s, August 16, 2009, Berlin

Individual evidence

  1. US athlete Dunn tested positive , Focus Online, July 13, 2012
  2. ^ American athlete Dunn hit with two-year ban after positive drug test , Daily Mail September 11, 2012

Web links

Commons : Debbie Dunn  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files