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Bershawn Jackson

Bershawn Jackson

American athlete
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro American athlete
Countries United States of America
Occupations Hurdler Sprinter
Gender male
Birth 8 May 1983 (Miami)
Star sign Taurus
Residence Champaign
Stats
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 69 kg
The details
Biography

Bershawn D. Jackson (born May 8, 1983) is an American athlete, who mainly competes in the 400 m hurdles, but is also a capable 400 m runner.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Jackson won a bronze medal in the 400 m hurdles. He also has three medals (two gold, one bronze) at the World Championships and one gold medal at the World Indoor Championships.

Career

Jackson first came to prominence while running for Miami Central High School, where he set the still standing FHSAA (Florida High School) record in the 300 meter hurdles at 36.01 in 2002. He then continued to run at the college level at Saint Augustine’s University and set a Division II National Championship Record of 48.50 in the 400 m hurdles in 2004.

Personal bests

Event Time Venue Date
400 m 45.06 Indianapolis, Indiana June 22, 2007
400 m hurdles 47.30 Helsinki August 9, 2005
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References
http://www.fhsaa.org/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/records/rec_trb.pdf
http://www.iaaf.org/oly08/results/eventCode=3659/bydiscipline/disctype=4/sex=M/discCode=400H/combCode=hash/roundCode=f/results.html#detM_400H_hash_f
http://www.usatf.org/Athlete-Bios/Bershawn-Jackson.aspx#athletemaincontainer
https://web.archive.org/web/20080825052642/http://www.iaaf.org/oly08/results/eventCode=3659/bydiscipline/disctype=4/sex=M/discCode=400H/combCode=hash/roundCode=f/results.html#detM_400H_hash_f
https://web.archive.org/web/20150925071617/http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/ja/bershawn-jackson-1.html
https://www.iaaf.org/athletes/biographies/athcode=188154
https://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/ja/bershawn-jackson-1.html
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q15512
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