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Gold Olympic medal

Michael Norman

Michael Norman

Sport
Athletics

Hometown
Murrieta, Calif.

Country
United States

Olympic Experience
'20 (G)

USC Affiliation
Lettered 2017-18

USC CAREER
  • Won the 2018 NCAA 400m title with a collegiate record of 43.61, which ranks 2nd on USC’s all-time list to USC Director of Track & Field Quincy Watts who ran 43.50 at the Barcelona Games in 1992
     

  • Ran on USC’s winning NCAA 4x400m relay which set the collegiate record of 2:59.00
     

  • Led team to a fourth-place finish at the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Championships
     

  • 2018 winner of The Bowerman as the top collegiate track and field athlete
     

  • 2018 USTFCCCA Men’s Track Athlete of the Year
     

  • 2018 USTFCCCA Men’s Indoor Scholar Athlete of the Year
     

  • 2018 Track & Field News collegiate Indoor Track Athlete of the Year
     

  • 2018 won the NCAA Indoor 400m title with a time of 44.52, setting the USC, USA, NCAA and World record
     

  • Also anchored USC’s NCAA title-wining 4x400m relay which ran 3:00.77 which broke the USC, NCAA, and World record
     

  • Led USC to a second-place finish at the 2018 NCAA Indoor Championships
     

  • 2017 NCAA second place in the 400m
     

  • USC freshman 400m record-holder
     

USA CAREER
  • 2021 won his first U.S. 400m title on June 20 to qualify for his first Olympics
     

  • 2019 second in the 400m at the USATF Championships
     

  • Competed at the 2019 World Championships in the 400m and placed 22nd
     

  • 2017 USATF Championships seventh-place finish in the 400m
     

  • 2016 USATF Championships 5th in the 200m and 20th in the 400m
     

  • 2016 World U20 Championships – 1st in the 200m with a meet record of 20.17 and 1st in the 4x100m with a world U20 leading time of 38.93
     

PROFESSIONAL CAREER
  • 2021 Boston World Indoor Tour Gold 400m champion
     

  • 2021 Doha Diamond League 400m champion
     

  • Ran a world leading and personal best of 10.86 in the 100m and became the second athlete (first American) to run a sub-10 100m, sub-20 200m and sub-44 400m
     

  • 2019 Diamond League overall 400m champion
     

  • 2019 Brussels Diamond League 400m champion
     

  • 2019 Eugene Diamond League 400m champion
     

  • 2019 Stockholm Diamond League 400m champion
     

  • 2019 Rome Diamond League 200m champion
     

  • 2018 Paris Diamond League 200m champion

 

 

PERSONAL
  • Parents Michael and Nobue Norman…one sister Michelle
     

  • His mother, Nobue, was born in Japan
     

  • Was the Gatorade Player of the Year for Track & Field in 2015 & 2016
     

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