Peter Matthews (sprinter)

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Peter Matthews
Personal information
Born (1989-11-13) 13 November 1989 (age 30)
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 November 13, 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.

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.
  2. ^ Peter Matthews at World Athletics
  3. ^ http://video.genfb.com/839683822799411
  4. ^ http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/olympics/news/Men-s-quarter-milers-elated-to-break-relay-medal-drought_71447
  5. ^ http://media.aws.iaaf.org/competitiondocuments/pdf/4875/AT-400-M-h----.SL2.pdf
  6. ^ http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20110819/sports/sports6.html