Todd Matthews-Jouda

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Todd Matthews-Jouda (born June 20, 1979) is a hurdling athlete, who is notable for having switched nationality from United States to Sudan in September 2003. His personal best is 13.36 seconds, but being set in 2002 (i.e. before he switched to Sudan), it is not a national record. Instead, his Sudanese record is 13.45, a result which he achieved in October 2004.

His first major international tournament for Sudan was the 2003 Afro-Asian Games, where he won a gold medal. Competing for his new nation, Matthews-Jouda became African champion in July 2004 and competed at the Summer Olympics a month later. He was in fact selected as flag bearer for Sudan.

He finished last in his heat at the 2005 World Championships.

Major achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing the  United States
1998 World Junior Championships Annecy, France 6th 14.40 (wind: -0.2m/s)
Representing  Sudan
2003 All-Africa Games Abuja, Nigeria 2nd 13.81
Afro-Asian Games Hyderabad, India 1st 13.68
2004 African Championships Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo 1st 13.70
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 27th (qf) 13.77
Pan Arab Games Algiers, Algeria 1st 13.45
2005 Islamic Solidarity Games Mecca, Saudi Arabia 2nd 13.79
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 45th (h) 15.43

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