Jamile Samuel

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Jamile Samuel
Jamile Samuel Portland 2016.jpg
Jamile Samuel in 2016
Personal information
Nationality Dutch
Born (1992-04-24) 24 April 1992 (age 26)
Amsterdam
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 59 kg (130 lb)
Sport
Sport Running
Event(s) 100 metres, 200 metres
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)

100m: 11.12 s (1.0 m/s)

200m: 22.37 s (0.2 m/s)

Jamile Samuel (born 24 April 1992) is a female Dutch athlete sprinter, who specialises in the 100 and 200 metres.[1] She won three bronze medals at the 2010 World Junior Championships in Athletics,[2] thus establishing herself as the third-fastest female runner under the age of 20 in the world. She won a gold medal with the Dutch women’s 4 × 100 m relay team at the 2016 European Championships in Amsterdam.

Career[edit]

Samuel at the 2011 European Athletics Junior Championships in Tallinn

Jamile Samuel was born in Amsterdam in the Netherlands in a family with Surinamese roots. Her older brother Tjendo Samuel and younger sister Chanté also compete in athletics.[3] She is a member of the Phanos athletics club based at the Olympic stadium in Amsterdam. She first came into the Dutch spotlight as a fifteen-year-old when challenging the record of four-time gold medalist at the 1948 Summer Olympics, Fanny Blankers-Koen.[4] By the age of sixteen she was the 60 metres sprint champion in the Netherlands. She is the national champion in the 100 meters (2009 and 2017) and in the 200 meters (2011 and 2012).[2]

At the 2010 World Junior Championships in Moncton (Canada), Jamile Samuel finished third in both the 100 meter[5] and 200 meter sprints.[6] With her teammates Dafne Schippers, Loreanne Kuhurima and Eva Lubbers she won a bronze in the 4x100 meters relay.[7] One year later, at the 2011 European Athletics Junior Championships in Tallinn, Samuel finished behind British 100 and 200 meter sprints winner Jodie Williams, winning the silver medal in both cases.[8]

At the 2012 European Athletics Championships in Helsinki (Finland), the Dutch 4x100 meters relay team (Kadene Vassell, Dafne Schippers, Eva Lubbers and anchored by Jamile Samuel), were second in 42.80, a national record, behind the German team.[9] She finished 6th in the 200 meters final.[10] At the subsequent 2012 Summer Olympics in London (United Kingdom), the team finished 6th in the 4x100 meters relay final in 42.70, a new national record.

She finished 6th in the 200 meters at the 2014 European Athletics Championships in Zurich (Switzerland) that was won by Dafne Schippers. The 4x100 meters relay team, one of the favorites for the title, did not finish in the final due to a botched first baton change.[11]

At the 2015 World Championships in Athletics in Beijing (China), the Dutch 4x100 meters relay team (Nadine Visser, Dafne Schippers, Naomi Sedney and Jamile Samuel as the anchor) finished 5th in 42.32, but was disqualified for a changeover infringement.[12] In the heats the team had also run 42.32, a new national record.[13]

She was the start runner of the Dutch women’s 4 × 100 m relay team led by Dafne Schippers, Tessa van Schagen and anchor runner Naomi Sedney that won the 4x100 meters relay at the European Championships in her home town Amsterdam with a national record of 42.04.[14] She finished 4th in the 200 meters final in 22.83. She participated at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) where she was eliminated in the heats of the 200 meters. The relay team was also eliminated in the heats due to a botched relay handover between Samuel and Schippers.[15][16]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  Netherlands
2008 World Junior Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 6th 200 m 23.76
2009 European Junior Championships Novi Sad, Serbia 3rd 4 × 100 m relay 45.88
2010 World Junior Championships Moncton, Canada 3rd 100 m 11.56
3rd 200 m 23.27
3rd 4 × 100 m relay 44.09 (NJR)
2011 European Junior Championships Tallinn, Estonia 2nd 100 m 11.43
2nd 200 m 23.31
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 9th (h) 4 × 100 m relay 43.44 (NR)
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 6th 200 m 23.55
2nd 4 × 100 m relay 42.80 (NR)
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 6th 4 × 100 m relay 42.70 (NR)
2013 European U23 Championships Tampere, Finland 4th 4 × 100 m relay 44.18
World Championships Moscow, Russia 13th 4 × 100 m relay 43.26
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 6th 200 m 23.31
3rd (h) 4 × 100 m relay 42.77[17]
2015 European Indoor Championships Prague, Czech Republic 7th 60 m 7.19
World Championships Beijing, China 4 × 100 m relay DQ
2016 World Indoor Championships Portland, United States 9th 60 m 7.16
European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 4th 200 m 22.83
1st 4 × 100 m relay 42.04 (NR)
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 9th (h) 4 × 100 m relay 42.88
2017 IAAF World Relays Nassau, Bahamas 4th 4 × 100 m relay 43.11
World Championships London, United Kingdom 8th 4 × 100 m relay 43.07
2018 European Championships Berlin, Germany 5th 100 m 11.14
3rd 200 m 22.37
2nd 4 × 100 m relay 42.15

Personal bests[edit]

Event Time Wind Venue Date
60 m 7.14 Berlin 13 February 2016
100 m 11.10 s +0.3 m/s Berlin 7 August 2018
200 m 22.37 s +0.9 m/s London 22 July 2018

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jamile Samuel Photostream". zimbio. July 30, 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-06. In This Photo: Merlene Ottey, Jamile Samuel, Ailis Mcsweeney (L-R) Jamile Samuel of Netherlands, Merlene Ottey of Slovenia and Ailis Mcsweeney of Ireland compete in the 4x100m Women's Relay Heats during day five of the 20th European Athletics Championships at the Olympic Stadium on July 31, 2010 in Barcelona, Spain.
  2. ^ a b (in Dutch) Jamile Samuel profile, Atletiek.nl (Retrieved 25 April 2018)
  3. ^ (in Dutch) Een broer en twee zussen op het NK Atletiek, Het Parool, 26 July 2014
  4. ^ (in Dutch) Opvolgster Fanny Blankers-Koen in aantocht?, Runner's world, 18 May 2007
  5. ^ Women's 100m final, International Association of Athletics Federations - IAAF, 22 July 2010
  6. ^ Women's 200m final, International Association of Athletics Federations - IAAF, 23 July 2010
  7. ^ Women's 4x100m final, International Association of Athletics Federations - IAAF, 24 July 2010
  8. ^ Stunning sprints set the Tallinn track ablaze, European Athletics, 22 July 2011
  9. ^ Sailer leads Germany to relay glory, European Athletics, 1 July 2012
  10. ^ Double delight for Ukraine in the 200m, European Athletics, 30 June 2012
  11. ^ Table-topping Britain win five golds on extraordinary last day in Zurich, European Athletics, 17 August 2014
  12. ^ Report: women’s 4x100m final – IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015, International Association of Athletics Federations - IAAF, 29 August 2015
  13. ^ Report: women’s 4x100m heats – IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015, International Association of Athletics Federations - IAAF, 29 August 2015
  14. ^ Three golds leave Poland top of the final medals table, European Athletics, 10 July 2016
  15. ^ Botched relay adds to Schippers’ Rio misery, Reuters, 18 August 2016
  16. ^ Report: women's 4x100m heats – Rio 2016 Olympic Games, International Association of Athletics Federations - IAAF, 18 August 2016
  17. ^ Did not finish in the final

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