Jura Levy

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Jura Levy
Personal information
Nationality  Jamaica
Born (1990-11-04) 4 November 1990 (age 26)
Sport
Sport Running
Event(s) 100 metres, 200 metres

Jura Levy (born 4 November 1990) is a Jamaican sprinter who specializes in the 100 metres and 200 metres. Her personal bests for the events are 11.10 seconds and 22.76 seconds, respectively.

She attends South Plains College and won four gold medals at the 2010 NJCAA championships, taking the 100 m and 200 m titles and two relay titles.[1] She has won a number of medals at the CARIFTA Games including a relay gold in 2006, 200 m bronze in 2008 and a sprints gold/silver double at the 2009 CARIFTA Games.[2][3][4]

At international level, she was a finalist in both the individual sprints at the 2007 World Youth Championships in Athletics and reached the 200 m final at the 2008 World Junior Championships in Athletics.[5] Her last appearance in the age group categories came at the 2009 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships, where she was a double sprints bronze medallist and took a silver medal in the 4×100 m relay.[6]

Levy began competing at the senior level in 2011. At the 2011 Central American and Caribbean Championships in Athletics in July she won silver medals over 100 m in the individual and relay competitions.[7] She was selected to represent Jamaica in the 100 m at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics in Daegu and reached the semi-finals of the event. She ran in the heat stage of the women's relay and although she did not race in the final, she received a world silver medal as part of the team.[8]

Personal bests[edit]

Event Time Venue Date
100 m 11.10 (0.3 m/s) Kingston, Jamaica 24 June 2011
200 m 22.76 (1.8 m/s) Hutchinson, Kansas 25 May 2011
400 m 53.48 Lubbock, Texas 2 April 2011

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Jamaica
2005 CARIFTA Games (U-17) Bacolet, Trinidad and Tobago 5th 200 m 24.38   (-1.0 m/s)
2006 CARIFTA Games (U-17) Les Abymes, Guadeloupe 4th 200 m 24.39   (-0.6 m/s)
5th 400 m 57.31
1st 4x100 m relay 45.66
2007 World Youth Championships Ostrava, Czech Republic 7th (sf) 100 m 12.01   (0.8 m/s)
4th (sf) 200 m 24.28   (-1.5 m/s)
2nd Medley relay
(100m x 200m x 300m x 400m)
2:06.77
2008 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis 4th 100 m 11.52 w   (2.5 m/s)
3rd 200 m 23.28   (1.4 m/s)
2nd 4x100 m relay 44.90
World Junior Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 8th 200 m 23.95   (-0.9 m/s)
2nd 4x100 m relay 43.98
2009 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia 2nd 100 m 11.33 w   (2.5 m/s)
1st 200 m 23.20   (1.5 m/s)
1st 4x100 m relay 45.04

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jura Levy. South Plains College Roster 2010/2011. Retrieved on 2011-12-17.
  2. ^ CARIFTA Games 2006. World Junior Athletics History. Retrieved on 2011-12-17.
  3. ^ CARIFTA Games 2008 Archived 31 August 2013 at the Wayback Machine.. World Junior Athletics History. Retrieved on 2011-12-17.
  4. ^ CARIFTA Games 2009. World Junior Athletics History. Retrieved on 2011-12-17.
  5. ^ Levy Jura. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-12-17.
  6. ^ 2009 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships. USATF. Retrieved on 2011-12-17.
  7. ^ CAC Mayagüez PUR 15 - 17 July/ 23rd Central American and Caribbean Championships. Tilastopaja. Retrieved on 2011-12-17.
  8. ^ 4x100 Metres Relay - W Heats. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-12-17.

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