Peter Bol is an Australian middle-distance runner who competed in the 800m and 1500m events. He has represented Australia in international competitions such as the Commonwealth Games and the World Championships. Bol competed at the 2016 and 2020 Summer Olympics and holds the national record. But how much do you know about the Australian athlete? In this post, we will take a look at who Peter Bol’s wife or girlfriend is. Keep reading to find out more.
Peter Bol Biography
Bol was born on 22 February 1994 in Khartoum, Sudan to Sudanese parents. His parents left Sudan when he was only 4 years. At the age of 8, Peter arrived in Toowoomba, Queensland and attended St Norbert College on a basketball scholarship. In 2017, he completed a degree in construction management at Curtin University. As of 2021, Peter Bol was intending to train as an engineer.
Peter began his running career in the early 2000s and quickly made a name for himself on the Australian athletics scene. Before then, Peter was doing very well with basketball until a teacher told him to try 800 m running after a promising cross-country race.
He has since won multiple national championships in the 800m and 1500m events and represented Australia in the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, where he finished in the top 10 in the 800m event.
In 2007, Bol set a personal best time of 1:45.58 in the 800m event, which ranked him as the second-fastest Australian in history. He went on to compete in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where he reached the semi-finals in the 800m event.
Peter Bol Fails out-of-competition doping test
Peter Bol, an Olympic middle-distance runner, has been provisionally suspended by Athletics Australia. The reason for this is that he failed an out-of-competition doping test. Bol was informed recently that an A sample taken from him in October last year returned an “adverse analytical finding”.
The test results showed signs of synthetic EPO, a performance-enhancing agent that is on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s banned list. Bol denied ever using EPO and was “totally shocked” by the finding. He has requested a B sample to be analyzed, as per Australian national anti-doping policy guidelines. The analysis will take place in February.
While suspended, Bol will not be permitted to train at a national, state or club level, compete, coach, receive funding, use official or member facilities or hold a position with a sporting organization. He stated that he would cooperate fully with Sport Integrity Australia and work through a fair hearing process, with his career “literally hanging in the balance”.
Who Is Peter Bol’s Wife?
Peter Bol is currently not married or in any relationship. As an athlete, Bol’s main desire is to train and win more medals before falling in love.