Kenta Bell

Kenta Bell (born March 16, 1977, in Kilgore, Texas) is an American track and field athlete who competes mainly in the triple jump. He won this event at the 2001 Universiade and the 2003 national championship. Bell has also finished third in two IAAF World Athletics Finals.

He has also competed at the larger competitions such as the 2003 World Championships, the 2004 Summer Olympics and the 2005 World Championships where he finished 6th, 9th and 7th respectively.

He received a three-month doping ban after a positive test for methylprednisolone at the 2007 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.[1]

He is a 2001 graduate of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

Bell placed second in the Olympic trials and competed in the 2008 Olympic Games, where he finished 25th in the qualifying stage.

Bell received a lifetime ban for engaging in and orchestrating prohibited doping conduct from USADA on November 7, 2017.[2]

Personal bests


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing the  United States
2001 World Student Games Beijing, PR China 1st 17.22 m
2003 World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 3rd
2004 World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 3rd

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