Angelo Taylor joined an elite club in 2012 as he qualified for his fourth consecutive Olympics as a member of the United State Olympic Track and Field team headed to London.
He joined Edwin Moses as the only men to make the Olympics four consecutive times in the 400 meter hurdles, an event he has won twice
(2000 and 2008). A victory this summer would make Taylor the first man to win three Olympic gold medals in the 400 meter hurdles.
Taylor, a 1996 graduate of Southwest DeKalb High School, won three gold medals at the Georgia High School State Championships including the 300 meter hurdles (1995, 1996) and the 400 meter dash (1996).
Competing for Georgia Tech over the next four years he won the 1998 NCAA title in the 400 meter hurdles and finished second in 1997.
The 1999 World Championships thrust Taylor into the world's spotlight as he won the first of three consecutive bronze medals at the World Championships and ran the third leg of the 4x400 meter relay team which claimed the gold.
The 2000 Summer Olympics in Australia was another step up for the hurdler as he won the 400 meter hurdles gold in what is known as the closest finish in the event in Olympic history. He collected a second gold as his
4x400 meter relay team won in Sydney as well.
His second Olympics came in the birthplace of the games as Taylor made his way to Athens, Greece but stress fractures in both legs prevented him from defending his 400 meter hurdle title.
Taylor qualified for the hurdles for the third consecutive time in the
2008 Beijing (China) Olympics and this time he was standing on top of the podium with the 400 hurdles gold medal. He joined his 4x400 relay teammates to win the Olympic gold once again giving him four total gold medals in three Olympic appearances.