Steven Solomon

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Steven Solomon
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Personal information
Nationality  Australia
Born (1993-05-16) 16 May 1993 (age 23)
Vaucluse, New South Wales
Residence Stanford, California
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
Sport Running
Event(s) 400 metres
College team Stanford Cardinal
Club Randwick Botany Harriers
Coached by Fira Dvoskina
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 400 m: 44.97 (London 2012)

Steven Solomon (born 16 May 1993) is an Australian sprinter. He is a three-time defending Australian 400 metres champion.


Solomon attended Cranbrook School, Sydney. Solomon, who is Jewish, planned to follow his father, a South African-born orthopedic surgeon, into medicine after accepting an athletic scholarship at Stanford University.[1][2]


After breaking the 30-year-old national junior record in the 400 metres in 2011, Solomon was part of the Australian squad in the 4 × 400 metres relay at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics.[3] He competed in the finals in the 2012 Summer Olympic, placing eight in the Men's 400 m race.

Solomon competed for Australia in the Maccabiah Games, the "Jewish Olympics", as captain of the junior soccer team in 2009 and 2013.[2][4]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Australia
2010 Oceania Youth Championships Sydney, Australia 1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:20.10
World Junior Championships Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada 11th (h) 4 × 400 m relay 3:11.19

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Global stars will light up London Olympics". Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Goldberg, Dan (30 July 2012). "Australia's Steven Solomon takes fast track to Olympics". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Steven Solomon qualifies for World Track and Field championships | Maccabi Australia". 18 April 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  4. ^ David Weiner (5 July 2013). "Maccabiah 2013: Steven Solomon". J-Wire. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 

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