Aldwyn Sappleton

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Aldwyn Sappleton
Personal information
Nationality Jamaica
Born (1981-12-21) 21 December 1981 (age 37)
Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)800 metres
TeamOklahoma Sooners (USA)
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)800 m: 1:46.82

Aldwyn Sappleton (born 21 December 1981 in Saint Ann Parish) is a Jamaican track and field athlete, who specialized in middle distance running.[1] He won three medals, including gold in the 1500 metres, at the 1999 CARIFTA Games in Fort-de-France, Martinique. He is also a four-time All-American track and field athlete, while playing for the Oklahoma Sooners, at the University of Oklahoma in Norman.

Sappleton represented Jamaica at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, and competed in the men's 800 metres. He ran in the seventh heat of the event, against seven other competitors, including Netherlands' Robert Lathouwers, and Andrew Wheating of the United States. Sappleton finished the race in sixth place, with a time of 1:48.19, failing to advance into the semi-final rounds.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Aldwyn Sappleton". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 3 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Men's 800m Round 1 – Heat 7". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 3 December 2012.

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