Participants

Matthew HUDSON-SMITH

Matthew HUDSON-SMITH
    Athletics
Birth Date:  26 Oct 1994
Place of Birth:  WOLVERHAMPTON
Country of birth:  GBR
Age:  23
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  195
Weight (Kg):  80

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Men's 400m  
Men's 4 x 400m Relay  

Matthew HUDSON-SMITH - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Sun, 8 Apr 16:01
Men's 400m Round 1 - Heat 3
Finished
Fri, 13 Apr 12:05
Men's 4 x 400m Relay Round 1 - Heat 1
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's 4 x 400m Relay 1 3:00.46

Olympic Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's 4 x 400m Relay DSQ r1h2 -
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's 400m 8 44.61

World Championships
YearLocationEventRankResult
2017 London, GBR Men's 400m 4s2 44.74
2017 London, GBR Men's 4 x 400m Relay 3 2:59.00

Hobbies

Playing computer games (sport-magazine.co.uk, 04 Jun 2015)


Education: Exercise science, physical education, sports science at University of Worcester, England
Languages spoken: English
Coach

PERSONAL: Lance BRAUMAN (GBR) (englandathletics.org, 27 Oct 17)


Injuries

Hamstring injury in April 2015. Soon after returning to competitive action, felt a problem in his back during the 2015 Diamond League event in Oslo, Norway. Diagnosed with three stress fractures in his back, ending his season. (thesun.co.uk, 26 Dec 2015)


Reason: Mother Cheryl took him to an athletics club after he was released by the academy of English football team Wolverhampton Wanderers. "They said I wasn't aggressive enough. Athletics reflects me, especially the 400m, which is more relaxed." (thesun.co.uk, 26 Dec 2015)
Hero: Grenadian sprinter Kirani JAMES (all-athletics.com, 09 May 2016)
Influence: Mother (sport-magazine.co.uk, 04 Jun 2015)
Ritual: Before a race, reads former US sprinter Michael JOHNSON’S book 'Slaying The Dragon'. "There's a page in it that gets me pumped up. I've put a little slip in it, so I know where it is. It's about when he got put into lane eight in the 200m and written off. He goes on and runs a 19.80s and wins the US championships." (sport-magazine.co.uk, 04 Jun 2015
Additional information

COMMONWEALTH GAMES
Won gold medal as a member of 4x400m relay team at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. (tilastopaja.eu, Nov 2017)


PAINFUL MEMORY
Caused 4x400m team to be disqualified at Rio 2016 Olympics when he stepped outside change zone. Unable to watch a video of the race. "I refuse to watch it. That’s in the past, you have to move on. (express.co.uk, 5 Aug 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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