Participants

Luke MATHEWS

Luke MATHEWS
    Athletics
Birth Date:  21 Jun 1995
Place of Birth:  WILLIAMSTOWN
Country of birth:  AUS
Age:  22
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  183
Weight (Kg):  70

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Men's 800m 3 Bronze
Men's 1500m 12

Luke MATHEWS - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Tue, 10 Apr 10:38
Men's 800m Round 1 - Heat 2
Finished
Thu, 12 Apr 22:13
Gold Medal Event Men's 800m Final
Finished
Fri, 13 Apr 11:35
Men's 1500m Round 1 - Heat 1
Finished
Sat, 14 Apr 16:10
Gold Medal Event Men's 1500m Final
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Olympic Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's 800m 7r1h2 1:50.17
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's 1500m 12r1h3 3:44.51

World Championships
YearLocationEventRankResult
2017 London, GBR Men's 1500m 7s1 3:40.91

Nickname: Lukey
Occupation: Athlete, student
Education: Commerce and law at Deakin University, VIC, Australia. (Olympics.com.au, May 2016)
Languages spoken: English
Coach

PERSONAL: Nic BIDEAU (AUS) (olympics.com.au, Apr 2016)


Reason: Took up athletics at age eight in Australia. (smh.com.au, 26 Feb 2016)
Ambition: "To one day win Olympic gold." (Athlete, Jun 2017)
Influence: "My biggest influence are my parents - Gavin and Elizabeth MATHEWS. They have sacrificed everything and put their life on hold to help me achieve my goals." (Athlete, June 2017)
Additional information

PUSHED THE BEST
In March 2016 in Melbourne he raced the 800m world record holder David RUDISHA (KEN) and pushed him all the way. His run was a Rio 2016 Olympics Games qualifying time, a two-second personal best, and fastest time (1:45.16) by an Australian on home soil for 34 years. (athletics.org.au, May 2017)


NEW COACH
Coach Nic BIDEAU took over from MATHEWS' mother Elizabeth in February 2015. (Athlete, May 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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