Peter Matthews (sprinter)

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Peter Matthews
Personal information
Born (1989-11-13) 13 November 1989 (age 31)
Manchester Parish, Jamaica[1]
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight85 kg (187 lb)
Sport
SportTrack and field
Event(s)400 metres
Updated on 20 August 2016.

Peter Matthews (born 13 November 1989) is a Jamaican sprinter specialising in the 400 metres.[2] He is an Olympic silver medalist as a member of the Jamaican 4 × 400 m relay team in Rio.[3][4] He competed at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing reaching the semifinals.[5] In addition, he won the silver medal at the 2011 Summer Universiade.[citation needed]

His personal best in the event is 44.69 set in the qualifying round at Beijing in 2015. Matthews ran for University of Technology, Jamaica.[6]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Jamaica
2011 Universiade Shenzhen, China 2nd 400 m 45.62
4 × 100 m relay DQ
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 22nd (sf) 400 m 45.42
4th 4 × 400 m relay 2:58.51
2017 IAAF World Relays Nassau, Bahamas 3rd 4 × 400 m relay 3:02.84
World Championships London, United Kingdom 9th (h) 4 × 400 m relay 3:01.98
2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Australia 1st (h) 4 × 400 m relay 3:03.97

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 CWG bio". Retrieved 26 April 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Peter Matthews at World Athletics
  3. ^ http://video.genfb.com/839683822799411[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/olympics/news/Men-s-quarter-milers-elated-to-break-relay-medal-drought_71447[dead link]
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 September 2015. Retrieved 4 February 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20110819/sports/sports6.html