Antwon Hicks

Antwon Hicks

110 Metres Hurdles

Antwon Hicks is an American/Nigerian track and field hurdler who competes in the 110-meter hurdles. He was the gold medalist in that event at the 2002 World Junior Championships in Athletics – the first American to life that title. He was twice NCAA indoor champion in the 60-meter hurdles

Date of Birth: March 12, 1983

Hicks, the son of Kimilar and Ronnie Graham, grew up in Hot Springs, Arkansas and attended Hot Springs High School. While there he took part in high jump and hurdling. He was a 15-time state high school champion and the 1999 American junior champion in the high jump. He attended the University of Mississippi and competed for their Ole Miss Rebels collegiate team from 2002 to 2004. At national level, he was a semi-finalist in the 110 m hurdles at the 2004 United States Olympic Trials, then took sixth at the 2005 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in a new personal record of 13.35 seconds, he came close to Olympic selection on two occasions, coming fifth at the 2008 United States Olympic Trials and fourth at the 2012 United States Olympic Trials.  At the 2008 event he recorded his lifetime best of 13.09 seconds in the semi-finals. his time ranked him fourth in the world that year and moved him into the all-time top thirty hurdlers

In 7/7/2016 Antwon Hicks set a new national record in the 110m Men’s Hurdles event at the All-Nigeria National Championship in Sapele, Nigeria. Hicks’ winning time of 13.27 seconds also qualified him for the Rio 2016 Olympics.The previous record in the 110m hurdles was held by Williams Erese who set a time 13.42secs in the United States in 2003.

    Medal Record

    World Junior Championships
    Gold medal – first place 2002 Kingston 110 m hurdles
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