Demetrius Pinder

Demetrius Pinder
Demetrius Pinder - 2012 Summer Olympics.jpg
Demetrius at the 2012 Olympics
Personal information
NationalityBahamian
Born (1989-02-13) 13 February 1989 (age 29)
Grand Bahama, Bahamas
ResidenceCollege Station, Texas
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm) [1]
Weight154 lb (70 kg)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)400 metres
College teamTexas A&M University
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)200m: 20.23 (-1.1 m/s)

400m: 44.77

400m (Indoors): 45.33 (NR)

Demetrius Pinder (born 13 February 1989) is a Bahamian male track and field sprint athlete who competes in the 400 metres. His personal best for the event is 44.77 seconds. At the 2012 London Olympics he was a 400 m finalist and relay gold medallist.

He was born in Freeport, Grand Bahama where he attended Tabernacle Baptist Christian Academy.[2] In March 2011 he broke the 400 m indoor Bahamian national record of 45.78 previously held by Chris Brown with his 45.33 win at the 2011 NCAA Division I Indoor Championships. He won a 400 m silver medal in the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Istanbul. He placed seventh in the 400 m final at 2012 London Olympic Games. He also won gold at the 2012 London Olympics with the Bahamas 4x400 team, of himself, Chris Brown, Michael Mathieu and Ramon Miller beating medal favorites USA with a national record.

Personal bests[]

Event Time Venue Date
200 m 20.23 (-1.2 m/s) Miami, Florida 14 April 2012
400 m 44.77 Nassau, Bahamas 23 June 2012
400 m 45.33 (indoor) (NR) College Station, Texas 12 March 2011

International competitions[]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Bahamas
2006 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Les Abymes, Guadeloupe 7th 400 m 49.42
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:08.56
2007 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands 3rd (h) 200 m 21.71   (3.3 m/s)
5th 400 m 48.50
2008 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis 4th 400 m 47.59
3rd 4 × 400 m relay 3:12.09
2010 NACAC U23 Championships Miramar, Florida, United States 3rd 400m 45.90
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:02.91
Central American and Caribbean Games Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 9th (h) 400 m 46.29
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:01.8
2011 Central American and Caribbean Championships Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 2nd (h) 200 m 20.70
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 15th (sf) 400 m 45.87
9th (h) 4 × 400 m relay 3:01.54
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 2nd 400 m 45.34
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 1st 4 × 400 m relay 2:56.72
2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 200 m DQ
3rd 4 × 400 m relay 2:58.49
2017 IAAF World Relays Nassau, Bahamas 5th (B) 4 × 400 m relay 3:08.29

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