Ronald Forbes

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Ronald Forbes
Personal information
Birth nameRonald Joseph Forbes
NationalityCaymanian
Born (1985-04-05) 5 April 1985 (age 33)
George Town, Cayman Islands
ResidenceCayman Islands
Height1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Weight93 kg (205 lb)
Sport
Country Cayman Islands
SportAthletics
Event(s)110-metre hurdles
Coached byJoey Scott (United States)
Achievements and titles
World finals2008 World Indoor Qualifier, 2009 World Outdoor Qualifier , 2010 World Indoor Qualifier, 2011 World Outdoor Semi-finalist, 2012 World Indoor Qualifier, 2015 World Outdoor Qualifier, 2016 World Indoor Qualifier.
Olympic finals2008 Beijing Olympics, 2012 London Olympics, 2016 Rio Olympics
Highest world ranking15
Personal best(s)13.36 s 110 metre hurdles
Updated on 21 December 2014.

Ronald Joseph Forbes (born 5 April 1985) is a track athlete from the Cayman Islands.[1][2][3]

Forbes is an All American 110 meter hurdler and 60 meter hurdler who competed collegiality for Florida International University from 2005-2008 . Forbes went on to pursue a professional track and field career competing in the 2008, 2012, and 2016 Summer Olympics. Forbes has competed in the 2011 and 2015 Athletics World Championships. Indoors , Forbes has qualified and competed 2010 and 2012 World Indoor Athletics Championships. Forbes has competed in the 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018 Commonwealth Games. During the opening ceremonies for the 2008 and 2016 Summer Olympics, he was the flag-bearer during the opening ceremony for the Cayman Islands.

He took up athletics when he was 14 as a discuss thrower and shot putter , because he hoped it would give him the opportunity for travel and a scholarship.[4] He eventually earned a scholarship in 2004 to Bacone College in Muskogee Oklahoma where he became the Red River Athletic Conference champion https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_River_Athletic_Conference in the 400 meter hurdles and after a year , transferred to Florida International University. During his time at Florida International University, he was a two time All American, finishing 3rd in the 2008 NCAA Indoor Championships and 8th in the 2008 NCAA Outdoor Championships. He is currently the Cayman Islands National Record Holder and the Florida International University Record Holder in the 55, 60 and 110 meter hurdles. In 2017 he was awarded the honor of having had the Football Stadium in his home district of North side renamed after him https://www.footballgroundmap.com/ground/ronald-forbes-football-field/north-side and in the same year recognized as a National Sports hero in the Cayman Islands.[4]

Personal bests[edit]

Outdoor[edit]

Indoor[edit]

Achievements and Football Field[edit]

Forbes is the Cayman Islands 110MH (outdoor), 60MH (indoor) and 55MH (indoor) record holder.

Florida International University record holder 110MH (outdoor), 60MH (indoor) and 55MH (indoor)

Football Field

https://www.footballgroundmap.com/ground/ronald-forbes-football-field/north-side

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  Cayman Islands
2000 CARIFTA Games (U17) St. George's, Grenada 5th 100 m hurdles (91.4 cm) 13.64 (+1.8 m/s)
Central American and Caribbean Junior
Championships (U17)
San Juan, Puerto Rico 7th 100 m hurdles (91.4 cm) 14.17 w (+4.0 m/s)
6th 400 m hurdles (84.0 cm) 1:03.86
2001 CARIFTA Games (U17) Bridgetown, Barbados 5th 100 m hurdles (91.4 cm) 13.73 (-2.3 m/s)
5th (h) 400 m hurdles 59.74
Central American and Caribbean Championships Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala 7th 4 × 100 m relay 40.99 A
2002 CARIFTA Games (U20) Nassau, Bahamas 5th 400 m hurdles 54.61
5th 4 × 400 m relay 3:26.78
Central American and Caribbean Junior
Championships (U20)
Bridgetown, Barbados 6th (h) 400 m hurdles 55.51
Central American and Caribbean Games San Salvador, El Salvador 7th 400 m hurdles 55.01
2003 CARIFTA Games (U20) Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 5th 400 m hurdles 54.39
6th 4 × 100 m relay 42.07
6th 4 × 400 m relay 3:28.35
Island Games Saint Peter Port, Guernsey 4th 400 m hurdles 53.98
2004 CARIFTA Games (U20) Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 2nd 400 m hurdles 53.63
4th 4 × 100 m relay 42.95
5th 4 × 400 m relay 3:31.89
Central American and Caribbean Junior
Championships (U20)
Coatzacoalcos, México 3rd 400 m hurdles 53.80
5th 4 × 100 m relay 42.71
2005 Central American and Caribbean Championships Nassau, Bahamas 11th (h) 110 m hurdles 14.49 (-0.7 m/s)
400 m hurdles DNF
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 16th (h) 110 m hurdles 14.35 (NWI)
12th (h) 4 × 100 m relay 40.76
NACAC Under-23 Championships Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 6th 110 m hurdles 14.44 (+1.1 m/s)
Central American and Caribbean Games Cartagena, Colombia 10th (h) 110 m hurdles 14.42 w (+2.1 m/s)
2008 Central American and Caribbean Championships Cali, Colombia 5th 110 m hurdles 13.71 w A (+2.3 m/s)
Olympic Games Beijing, China 26th (qf) 110 m hurdles 13.72 (+0.1 m/s)
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 20th (sf) 60m hurdles 7.91
Central American and Caribbean Games Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 7th 110 m hurdles 14.34 (-0.1 m/s)
Commonwealth Games Delhi, India 6th 110 m hurdles 13.84 (+0.1 m/s)
4 × 100 m relay DQ
2011 Central American and Caribbean Championships Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 9th (h) 110 m hurdles 14.18 (-3.9 m/s)
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 11th (sf) 110 m hurdles 13.67 (-1.6 m/s)
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 21st (h) 60m hurdles 7.95
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 8th (h) 110 m hurdles 14.21 (+0.8 m/s)
2014 Commonwealth Games Glasgow, United Kingdom 5th (h) 110 m hurdles 13.89 (-0.2 m/s)
Central American and Caribbean Games Xalapa, México 5th (h) 110 m hurdles 14.51 A (-1.6 m/s)
2015 NACAC Championships San José, Costa Rica 6th (sf) 110 m hurdles 13.77 (+1.2 m/s)
Island Games St Clement, Jersey 1st 110 m hurdles 13.62 (+2.3 m/s)
World Championships Beijing, China 30th (h) 110 m hurdles 13.78
2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 35th (h) 110 m hurdles 14.67
2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Australia 11th (h) 110 m hurdles 13.88

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bio – Ronald Forbes, FIU Panthers, 16 January 2007, retrieved 21 December 2014
  2. ^ Ronald Forbes – Biography, Commonwealth Games Federation, retrieved 20 December 2014
  3. ^ Biografía – General – Forbes Ronald, ODECABE, retrieved 21 December 2014
  4. ^ a b "Glasgow 2014 - Ronald Forbes Profile". g2014results.thecgf.com. Retrieved 2015-10-14.

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