Coach: Nic Bideau
Event: 1500mState: VIC
800m: 1:46.77 (Dublin IRE, 11 jul 2014),
1500m: 3:36.74 (Swarthmore USA, 14 May 2012),
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.
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Ryan Gregson will start his heat of the 1500m at the London world championships with confidence.
Olympic finalist Ryan Gregson will lead a strong Australian distance team at the London world championships.
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