Leigh Julius

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Leigh Ignatius Julius (born 25 March 1985) is a South African sprinter.[1]

Julius was born in Cradock, Eastern Cape,[2][3] He represented South Africa at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He competed at the 4x100 metres relay together with Hannes Dreyer, Ishmael Kumbane and Thuso Mpuang. In their qualification heat they did not finish due to a mistake in the baton exchange and they were eliminated.[1]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  South Africa
2001 World Youth Championships Debrecen, Hungary 2nd Medley reley 1:51.35
2002 World Junior Championships Kingston, Jamaica 21st (sf) 200m 21.83 (-4.1 m/s)
6th (h)[4] 4 × 400 m relay 3:07.65
Commonwealth Games Manchester, United Kingdom 3rd (h) 4 × 400 m relay 3:04.31
2003 Universiade Daegu, South Korea 2nd 100 m 10.50
1st 200 m 20.49
2004 World Junior Championships Grosseto, Italy 14th (sf) 100m 10.56 (+0.3 m/s)
2nd 200m 20.88 (+0.1 m/s)
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:04.50
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 32nd (h) 200 m 20.80
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 36th (h) 100 m 10.51
24th (qf) 200 m 21.45
Universiade İzmir, Turkey 1st 200 m 20.56
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 10th (sf) 200 m 20.86
2nd 4 × 100 m relay 38.98
African Championships Bambous, Mauritius 3rd 200 m 20.82
2nd 4 × 100 m relay 39.68
2007 Universiade Bangkok, Thailand 2nd 200 m 20.96
2nd 4 × 100 m relay 39.20
All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria 1st 200 m 20.81
2nd 4 × 100 m relay 39.11
World Championships Osaka, Japan 11th (h) 4 × 100 m relay 39.05
2009 Universiade Belgrade, Serbia 19th (qf) 200 m 39.52
3rd 4 × 100 m relay 39.52
World Championships Berlin, Germany 14th (h) 4 × 100 m relay 39.71

Personal bests[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Athlete biography: Leigh Julius Archived 8 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine., beijing2008.cn, ret: 26 Aug 2008
  2. ^ le Roux, Gert (3 April 2001). "Julius star of school champs". News24. Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  3. ^ "Julius set new SA youth sprinting record | IOL Sport". iol.co.za. 19 July 2002. Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  4. ^ Disqualified in the final.

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