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Jake Wightman

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Jake Wightman
Athletics, 1500m

Jake went one better than his fourth place finish in the 800m to bag a brilliant 1500m bronze on the final night of track and field at Gold Coast 2018. He made his move down the back straight and chased down Kenyan’s Elijah Manangoi and Timothy Cheruiyot, who finished one-two at the 2017 World Championships, to take bronze.

He was in fantastic form through 2017, taking Diamond League victories over 1500m in Oslo and the mile in Birmingham, followed by selection for the World Championships in London were he made the semi-finals of the 1500m.

 

  • Date of Birth 11/07/1994
  • Birth Place Nottingham
  • Hometown Edinburgh
  • Lives Hampton Wick
  • Coach Geoff Wightman
  • Club Edinburgh AC / Loughborough
  • Commonwealth Games Representation 2014, 2018

Did You Know?

  • I watch...

    Netflix

  • Sporting Hero

    Seb Coe

  • Dream job as a child

    Athlete

Career Highlights

4 th
Gold Coast 2018
800m - Men
3 rd
Gold Coast 2018
1500m - Men
1 st
2017 IAAF Diamond League, Oslo
1500m
2 nd
2017 European Team Championships
1500m
3 rd
2017 British Championships
1500m
1 st
2017 IAAF Diamond League, Birmingham
Mile
3 rd
2016 IAAF Diamond League, Oslo
1500m
7 th
2016 European Championships
1500m
3 rd
2016 British Championships
1500m
4 th
2016 IAAF Diamond League, London
Mile
1 st
2015 Scottish Championships
1500m
16 th
Glasgow 2014
1500m - Men
1 st
2014 Loughborough International
800m
1 st
2014 Scottish XC Championships
Cross Country
1 st
2013 European Junior Championships
1500m