Participants

Leon REID

Leon REID
Birth Date:  26 Jul 1994
Place of Birth:  GBR
Country of birth:  GBR
Age:  23
Gender:   Men

Weight (Kg):  0

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Men's 200m 3 Bronze

Leon REID - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Tue, 10 Apr 13:05
Men's 200m Round 1 - Heat 1
Finished
Wed, 11 Apr 21:06
Men's 200m Semifinal 3
Finished
Thu, 12 Apr 21:56
Gold Medal Event Men's 200m Final
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's 100m DSQ -
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's 200m 8s3 21.03

Coach

PERSONAL: James HILLIER (thepowerof10.info, 13 Mar 2018)


Additional information

TRANSFER ISSUES
Competed for Northern Ireland at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and decided to switch allegiance from Team GB to Ireland, hoping IAAF could speed up transfer process, allowing him to race for Ireland at 2017 World Championships, but not successful. "There's not a lot we can do after writing to the IAAF. We are looking at how and why this has happened, why the transfer has not gone through. There is always hope, but the IAAF have not shown any willingness to be flexible." (belfastelegraph.co.uk, 25 Jul 2017).


COMMONWEALTH BEGINNINGS
Competed at 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games in the Isle of Man, finishing 6th in 100m and taking silver in 4x100m relay for England. (cyg2011results.com, 13 Mar 2018)


TOO EAGER
Disqualified from heats of 100m at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games for false starting. (alamy.com, 27 Jul 2014).


FAMOUS BABYSITTER
Jason GARDENER (GBR), the 2004 Olympic 4x100m gold medallist, used to babysit Leon and is still in contact with encouragement and advice. (teambath.com, Jan 17 2011)


STEPPED ASIDE
Third in 200m at 2017 GB World Championship trials in personal best 20.38, but still turned down chance to run for Great Britain. "Even if they (the selectors) came and asked me and got down on one knee, I want to run for Ireland." (bbc.com, 6 Jul 2017)


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Legend

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

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