Andrew Osagie

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Andrew Osagie
Personal information
Born 19 February 1988 (1988-02-19) (age 29)
Harlow, England

Andrew Osagie (born 19 February 1988)[1] is an English athlete born in Harlow, who specialises in the 800 metres. He represents Harlow Athletic Club at club level and Great Britain at international level.

Athletic career[edit]

Born in Essex, Andrew started his running career at Harlow Athletics Club. While attending St Mary's University College he made rapid progress from a young athlete with potential, to a successful senior Olympian with National titles and International medals.

The indoor circuit has been a happy hunting ground for Andrew over the years. Sitting second on the British Indoor All-Time list, he has also shown race craft when medals are up for grabs. In 2012 and 2014 he picked up World Indoor medals in Istanbul and Sopot respectively.

Most impressively he competed in the 'race of the Games' in London 2012. A race in which the World Record was broken, every athlete ran the fastest time for that finishing position ever and he ran his fourth 800m personal best time of the season. Andrew’s time of 1 minute 43.77 seconds would have won the Gold in all but two previous Olympics Games. The summer outdoor season of 2013 saw a 5th-place finish in the Moscow World Championships.

Andrew cannot be accused of having a lack of belief and determination. A number of injuries throughout his career have hampered training and threatened championships, yet when he has raced he has performed. He is the fourth fastest Briton of all time and London 2017 is the next big target where the goal is to go a few places better than London 2012.

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Great Britain and  England
2009 European U23 Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 7th (h) 800 m 1:49.47
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 10th (sf) 800 m 1:51.29
Commonwealth Games Delhi, India 9th (sf) 800 m 1:47.52
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 4th 800 m 1:48.50
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 13th (sf) 800 m 1:46.12
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 3rd 800 m 1:48.92
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 8th 800 m 1:43.77
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 5th 800 m 1:44.36
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 3rd 800 m 1:47.10
Commonwealth Games Glasgow, United Kingdom 800 m DQ
European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 17th (h) 800 m 1:48.31

Personal bests[edit]

Outdoor

Indoor

Education[edit]

Osagie was first educated at Hare Street Primary and Nursey School and then Burnt Mill Secondary, a state comprehensive school in Harlow, Essex. He studied A-levels at the Leventhorpe School, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, followed by St Mary's University College in Twickenham, London, where he studied Sports Science at degree level.

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