Participants

Mathieu Kiplagat SAWE

Mathieu Kiplagat SAWE
    Athletics
Birth Date:  02 Jul 1988
Place of Birth:  NANDI CENTRAL
Country of birth:  KEN
Age:  29
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  193
Weight (Kg):  66

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Men's High Jump  

Mathieu Kiplagat SAWE - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Mon, 9 Apr 10:20
Men's High Jump Qualifying Round - Group B
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's High Jump 18 2.11

Reason: Started competing in high jump at primary and secondary school. “But those days I was only competing for fun and I never knew I would pursue it later." (the-star.co.ke, 9 Feb, 2017)
Additional information

AFRICAN MEDAL
On maiden Kenyan appearance took bronze in high jump at the African Championships in Porto Novo, Benin. (the-star.co.ke, 9 Feb 2017)


TOO TOUGH
Made Commonwealth Games debut at Glasgow 2014, but failed to advance from qualification pool, with a best of 2.11m. (g2014results.thecgf.com, 14 Mar 2018)


KENYAN KING
In 2016, became first Kenyan to win African men's high jump title, with a clearance of 2.21m in Durban, South Africa. (standardmedia.co.ke, 26 Jun 2016)


HIGH PRAISE
Attracted much praise following historic African title. The 2015 world javelin champion Julius YEGO (KEN) said: "What a show. Field events and sprints are rewarding Kenya. Congrats to Mathew SAWE for his splendid performance." Eliud KIPCHOGE (KEN), who went on to win 2016 Olympic marathon title, said: "Acknowledgement does not begin to do justice to this truly miraculous victory." (xinhuanet.com, 26 Jun 2016)


OLYMPIC BLOW
Missed Olympic qualification mark and was dropped from squad for Rio 2016 Games. (citizentv.co.ke, 22 Jul 2016)



Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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