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Jordan Williamsz (Vic)

DOB: 21 Aug 1992 Age: 
ATHLETE profile

Coach: Nic Bideau

Event: 1500m
State: VIC
Twitter: @jordywilliamsz
Instagram: @jordywilliamsz

Personal Bests
800m: 1:46.77 (Dublin IRE, 11 jul 2014),
1500m: 3:36.62 (Lignano ITA, 11 July 2018)
BIOGRAPHY

Emerging as a 16-year-old, Jordan Williamsz was a semi-finalist in the 800m at the IAAF World Youth Championships in 2009. In his final years a junior (2011) he smashed his personal bests, closing his junior career as one of best juniors in Australian history. He had produced times of 1:47.33 (800m) and 3:40.95 (1500m) to place top-5 in both events on the Australian junior all-time lists.    

In August 2012, he started university in USA at the famous distance running school Villanova, with his first campaign yielding no improvements. But there was a progression in 2014 with a tremendous indoor mile time of 3:56.84 and a fifth place in the 1500m at the outdoor NCAAs.

The 2015 season was highlighted by bronze in the 4x800m at the IAAF World Relays and another fifth at the NCAAs, but little progression against the clock.

Now graduated from college, Jordy was back in Australia in 2017 and managed ninth in the national 1500m final. Following a 4th placing as part of the Australian 4x800m team at the IAAF World Relays in April, in May in America, he clocked 3:36.87, just outside his PB. A couple more solid 1500m times followed, and in July, being less than a second from the IAAF World Championships qualifying standard (3:36.00), he was offered an IAAF Roll Down position for London 2017. Eight years after competing at the 2009 World Youth (U18) Championships Jordy was back on the world stage in an individual event, and he made the most of his opportunity by progressing to the 1500m semi-final.

With early success in the 2017/18 domestic season, including taking out the Noosa 5km Bolt and a sub 4-minute mile for victory in December at the Steigen Spectacular, Jordy’s second place and season best in the 1500m at the 2018 Australian championships guaranteed his automatic selection for the 2018 Commonwealth Games team. At the Games he placed sixth in the 1500m - the first Aussie to finish. He embarked on a 10 meet international campaign and is a smaller meet in Italy he broke his six-year-old 1500m best with a time of 3:36.62.

Corrections or additions? Please contact David Tarbotton: david.tarbotton@gmail.com

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