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John Steffensen

John Steffensen
Steffensen (second from the left) after winning the bronze medal at the 2009 World Championships 4 x 400 m Silver
Personal information
Born (1982-08-30) 30 August 1982
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 71 kg (157 lb)
Country  Australia
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 4 × 400m Relay

John William Steffensen (born 30 August 1982) is an Australian athlete, who specialises in 200 and 400 metres. He won silver at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. His personal bests are 20.79 and 44.73.


Born in Perth, Western Australia to South African immigrant parents, Steffensen competed in the 2004 Olympics, and was a part of the Australian team that won the silver medal in 4 × 400 metres relay.

Steffensen won the gold medal in the 400 m at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, with a time of 44.73, setting a new personal best.[1] He won a second gold medal as the first runner in the 4 × 400 m Australian relay team at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

He decided to boycott the 2010 Commonwealth Games after a series of disputes with Athletics Australia, which he accused of mismanaging athletes.[2]

He is an old boy of Trinity College, Perth

He is an old boy of Guildford Grammar School, Perth (92-96).

He was runner up to Stephanie Rice in the 2013 Australian version of the television program Celebrity Apprentice.


  1. ^ "Results of the 400m final at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games". Retrieved 2006-03-23. 
  2. ^ Gallagher, Brendan (9 September 2010). "Commonwealth Games 2010: Australia's John Steffensen to boycott Delhi games". The Daily Telegraph (London). 

External links

  • John Steffensen profile at IAAF
  • Athletics Australia profile
  • John Steffensen website -
  • John Steffensen - Dexion Brand Ambassador

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