Stephenie Ann McPherson
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Personal information
Born (1988-11-25) 25 November 1988 (age 33)
Westmoreland Parish, Jamaica
Home townKingston, Jamaica
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Weight55 kg (121 lb)
Sport
CountryJamaica
SportTrack and field
Event(s)400 metres
ClubMVP Track & Field Club
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 400 m: 49.34 (2021)
  • Indoors
  • 400 m: 50.79i NR (2022)

Stephenie Ann McPherson (born 25 November 1988)[2] is a Jamaican track and field athlete, who specializes in the 400 metres. She has won a bronze medal in the event at the 2013 World Championships, and then placed in the finals of the 2016 Rio Olympics and all three following World Championships between 2015-2019. McPherson earned also a bronze at the 2022 World Indoor Championships. She added medals in the 4 x 400 metres relays, taking a silver at the 2016 Olympics, a gold in 2015 in Beijing, and a bronze in 2019.

In June 2021, McPherson went sub-50 seconds for the first time since 2013, the only year in which she had achieved it, setting her new personal best.

Career

McPherson was the silver medalist from the 2014 World Indoor Championships as a member of the 4 x 400 metres relay team.[3] She took two gold medals at the Commonwealth Games winning the individual 400 m and the 4x400 m relay.[4] Within that same year, she added the gold medal at the Continental Cup as a part of team America in the 4×400 m relay.

In 2022, McPherson won her second global medal after a bronze at the 2013 World Championships, taking also a bronze for the women's 400 metres at the World Indoor Championships in Belgrade, Serbia with a national indoor record of 50.79 seconds. Thus, she improved on her fourth place from the 2016 World Indoors.[5] McPherson also anchored Jamaican women's 4 x 400 relay, winnig gold along with teammates Junelle Bromfield, Janieve Russell, and Roneisha McGregor.[6]

Achievements

All information taken from World Athletics profile.[2]

Personal bests

Event Time (s) Venue Date Notes
200 metres 22.90 Kingston, Jamaica 17 April 2021
400 metres 49.34 Tokyo, Japan 4 August 2021 #3 Jamaican all-time[7]
400 metres indoor 50.79 Belgrade, Serbia 19 March 2022 NR

International competitions

Representing  Jamaica
Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 3rd 400 m 49.99
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 2nd 4×400 m relay 3:26.54
Commonwealth Games Glasgow, United Kingdom 1st 400 m 50.67
1st 4×400 m relay 3:23.82
Continental Cup Marrakech, Morocco 1st 4×400 m relay 3:20.93 WL [n 1]
2015 World Relays Nassau, Bahamas 2nd 4×400 m relay 3:22.49
World Championships Beijing, China 5th 400 m 50.42
1st 4×400 m relay 3:19.13 WL
2016 World Indoor Championships Portland, United States 4th 400 m 52.20
DNF 4×400 m relay DNF
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 6th 400 m 50.97
2nd 4×400 m relay 3:20.34
2017 World Relays Nassau, Bahamas 3rd 4×400 m relay 3:28.49
World Championships London, United Kingdom 6th 400 m 50.86
DNF 4×400 m relay DNF
2018 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom DQ 400 m DQ [n 2]
DQ 4×400 m relay DQ [n 3]
Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Australia 3rd 400 m 50.93
1st 4×400 m relay 3:24.00
World Cup London, United Kingdom 1st 400 m 50.98
2nd 4×400 m relay 3:24.29
NACAC Championships Toronto, Canada 1st 400 m 51.15
2nd 4×400 m relay 3:27.25
Continental Cup Ostrava, Czech Republic 3rd 400 m 50.82
1st 4x400 m mixed 3:13.01 [n 1]
2019 World Relays Yokohama, Japan 3rd 4×200 m relay 1:33.21
Pan American Games Lima, Peru 3rd 4×400 m relay 3:27.61
World Championships Doha, Qatar 6th 400 m 50.89
3rd 4×400 m relay 3:22.37
2021 Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan 4th 400 m 49.61
2022 World Indoor Championships Belgrade, Serbia 3rd 400 m i 50.79
1st 4x400 m relay i 3:28.40 SB

relay

Circuit wins and titles

National titles

Notes

  1. ^ a b Representing Americas
  2. ^ Disqualified in the semi-finals; 163.3(a): Lane infringement
  3. ^ Disqualified in the final; 218.4: Exchanging position before takeover
  4. ^ According to Jamaica Observer McPherson is a four-time national champion, however the newspaper's article has at least one other serious error[9]

References

  1. ^ "2018 CWG bio". Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Stephenie Ann McPherson – Athlete Profile". World Athletics. Retrieved 28 June 2021.
  3. ^ "Profile of Stephenie Ann MCPHERSON". All-Athletics.com. 16 August 2016. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Glasgow 2014 – Athletics". Results.glasgow2014.com. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  5. ^ A Reid, Paul (19 March 2022). "Bronze for McPherson in World Indoor Champs 400m, Miller-Uibo wins". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 19 March 2022.
  6. ^ A Reid, Paul (21 March 2022). "Golden girls". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  7. ^ "All time Top lists – 400 m Women – Senior Outdoor – Jamaica | until 2021-08-04". World Athletics. Retrieved 4 August 2021. Change filters for other age / territorial / time range. Switch between 'Best by Athlete' and 'All' for listings with athletes lifetime bests only and all legal results, respectively((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ "IAAF Diamond League - Brussels (BEL) - Diamond Race Standings" (PDF). Diamond League. 9 September 2016. Retrieved 28 June 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ Burnett, Ian (28 June 2021). "Wonder Woman!". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 28 June 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)