Participants

Jake WIGHTMAN

Jake WIGHTMAN
    Athletics
Birth Date:  11 Jul 1994
Place of Birth:  NOTTINGHAM
Country of birth:  GBR
Age:  23
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  182
Weight (Kg):  67

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Men's 800m 4
Men's 1500m 3 Bronze

Jake WIGHTMAN - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Tue, 10 Apr 10:46
Men's 800m Round 1 - Heat 3
Finished
Thu, 12 Apr 22:13
Gold Medal Event Men's 800m Final
Finished
Fri, 13 Apr 11:46
Men's 1500m Round 1 - Heat 2
Finished
Sat, 14 Apr 16:10
Gold Medal Event Men's 1500m Final
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's 1500m 8s1 3:43.87

World Championships
YearLocationEventRankResult
2017 London, GBR Men's 1500m 8s1 3:41.79

Hobbies

Drinking coffee (Athlete, Oct 2017)


Education: Business at Loughborough University, England (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Coach

PERSONAL: Geoff WIGHTMAN (father) (SCO) (thepowerof10.info, Sep 2017)


Sporting relatives
Son of marathon runners Geoff WIGHTMAN (ENG) and Susan TOOBY (WAL), who finished sixth in 10,000m at Edinburgh 1986 Commonwealth Games. (athleticsweekly.com, 15 Jun 2017) Both competed at Auckland 1990 Commonwealth Games in the marathon. (Athlete, Oct 2017)

Injuries

Strained and torn hamstring in build-up to Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. (Athlete, Oct 2017)


Reason: Started running aged nine. "I have been surrounded by running my whole life, so had no choice really." (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Ambition: Hoping to come back with a medal at Gold Coast 2018 Commonweath Games to kick-start being competitive in global championships. (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Memorable: Winning 1500m at Bislett 2017 Games. The roar for the Scottish team during the opening ceremony of Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Hero: English athlete Sebastian COE (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Influence: Dad (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Ritual: "Plenty of napping on the day of, and days before, my race." (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Additional information

COMMONWEALTH TASTE
Eighth in 1500m first-round heats at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, having strained and tore his hamstring in the month leading up to the Games. (athleticsweekly.com, 23 Jun 2017)

RECOGNITION
Following a breakthrough 1500m victory in Oslo in June, he and his coach/dad received congratulations from three of Great Britain’s middle-distance greats: Steve OVETT, Seb COE and Steve CRAM. (athleticsweekly.com, 23 Jun 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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