Participants

Donald THOMAS

Donald THOMAS
    Athletics
Birth Date:  01 Jul 1984
Place of Birth:  BAHAMAS
Country of birth:  BAH
Age:  33
Gender:   Men

Weight (Kg):  0

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Men's High Jump 4

Donald THOMAS - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Mon, 9 Apr 10:20
Men's High Jump Qualifying Round - Group B
Finished
Wed, 11 Apr 20:05
Gold Medal Event Men's High Jump Final
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's High Jump 9 2.21
2010 Delhi, IND Men's High Jump 1 2.32
2006 Melbourne, AUS Men's High Jump 4 2.23

Olympic Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's High Jump 7 2.29
2012 London, GBR Men's High Jump 30 2.16
2008 Beijing, CHN Men's High Jump 21 2.2

World Championships
YearLocationEventRankResult
2017 London, GBR Men's High Jump 22 2.22
2015 Beijing, CHN Men's High Jump 6 2.29
2013 Moscow, RUS Men's High Jump 6 2.32
2011 Daegu, KOR Men's High Jump 11 2.20
2009 Berlin, GER Men's High Jump 15 2.27
2007 Osaka, JPN Men's High Jump 1 2.35

Hobbies: Basketball (bahamaslocal.com, 26 Jul 2012)
Occupation: Athlete
Education: Accounting/marketing at Lindenwood University, Saint Charles, Missouri, USA; Masters in finance at Auburn Uni, Alabama
Languages spoken: English
Other sports

Played college basketball in USA. (pennathletics.net, 16 May 2007)


Injuries

Injury disrupted performance at Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, calf cramps at London 2012. (tribune242.com, 04 Sep 2012)


Reason: Took up the sport in 2006 while attending Lindenwood University when a member of athletics team bet he could not clear a 183cm bar. Two days later he won a high jump competition with a jump of 223cm. (businessinsider.com, 15 Aug 2013; cstv.com, 20 Mar 2007)
Additional information

ONLY GOLD
"I don't like silver, I don't even wear silver jewellery." (Bahama Journal, 29 Aug 2007)


IAAF AWARD
2007 IAAF Newcomer of the Year award. (IAAF, 25 Nov 2007)


EARLY SUCCESS
Gold medal at 2007 Osaka World Championships after just eight months of training. (CSTV Sports, 20 Mar 2007; tribune242.com, 16 Aug 2013)


COMMONWEALTH EXPERIENCE
Fourth in high jump at Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games. (thecgf.com, 27 Oct 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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