Wadeline Jonathas
Wadeline Jonathas at the 2020 Gyulai Memorial in Szekesfehervar, Hungary.jpg
Wadeline Jonathas at the 2020 Gyulai Memorial in Szekesfehervar, Hungary
Personal information
NationalityAmerican
Born (1998-02-19) February 19, 1998 (age 24)
Gonaives, Haiti[1]
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Sport
CountryUnited States
SportTrack and field
Sprinting,
Athletics
Event(s)400 meters, 200 meters
Turned pro2020
Coached byKarim Abdel Wahab
Curtis Frye
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)400 m: 49.60

400 m (indoors): 51.32
200 m: 23.20

Long Jump: 6.28 m (20 ft 7 in)

Wadeline Jonathas (born February 19, 1998) is an American track and field athlete.[2] She won gold medal in the women's 4x400 meters event at the 2019 World Athletics Championships and finished in 4th place in the 400 meters, in 49.60 seconds.[3] Jonathas represents United States in women's 400 meters at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.[4]

Professional

Jonathas started a career in January 2020.[5] In 2020, she achieved the world leading mark in the 400 meters, with a time of 51.32, set in the prelims of the Toyota USATF Indoor Championships. She ended up winning the final race in 51.54 seconds, and finished her indoor season undefeated in the 400 meters, with all her times under 52 seconds.

Competition record

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  United States
2021 Athletics at the 2020 Summer Olympics Tokyo, Japan 11th 400 m 50.51
1st 4x400 m 3:20.86 (p)
2019 World Championships Doha, Qatar 4th 400 m 49.60
1st 4x400 m 3:18.92
The Match Europe v USA Minsk, Belarus 1st 400 m 51.01
Year Competition Venue Position Event Time
Representing Adidas
2021 2020 United States Olympic Trials (track and field) Eugene, Oregon 3rd place 400 m 50.03
2020 2020 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships Albuquerque, New Mexico 1st place 400 m 51.54
Representing University of South Carolina
2019 2019 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Des Moines, Iowa 3rd place 400 m 50.44

NCAA

Jonathas enjoyed one of the best collegiate seasons in South Carolina Gamecocks track and field history in 2019. Jonathas claimed two NCAA Division I Track and field championships, in the indoor 4x400 meters, with a time of 3:30.76, and the outdoor 400 meters in 50.60 seconds.[6] Jonathas proceeded to make the USATF roster for the 2019 IAAF World Championships and claimed 4th in the world in the 400m with the fastest collegiate time in history at 49.60[7] and then won a gold medal with Team USA in the women's 4x400m relay.

Jonathas won 2 titles (200 m, 400 m) at 2018 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships as a sophomore at UMass-Boston and finished 5th in long jump final.[8] Jonathas won 4 titles (60 m, 200 m, 400 m, Long jump) at 2018 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships as a sophomore at University of Massachusetts Boston.[9]

Jonathas won 2 titles (200 m, 400 m) at 2017 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships as a freshman at UMass-Boston. Jonathas won her first National Collegiate Athletic Association title (400 m) while earning All-American honors in 200 metres and Long jump at 2017 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships as a freshman at University of Massachusetts Boston.

Prep

Jonathas is a 2016 alumnae of Doherty Memorial High School in Worcester, Massachusetts. Jonathas placed 2nd at 2016 Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association MIAA All State Track and field Championship in 400 m (55.81).[10]

References

  1. ^ 2019 USATF Wadeline Jonathas profile
  2. ^ "Wadeline Jonathas". IAAF. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
  3. ^ "400 Metres Women – Round 1" (PDF). IAAF (Doha 2019). Retrieved September 30, 2019.
  4. ^ From Beaconville to Tokyo: UMass Boston Track Alum Wadeline Jonathas to Compete In 2021 Olympic Games Dave Walberg June 22, 2021
  5. ^ South Carolina's Wadeline Jonathas To Turn Pro South Carolina Gamecocks track and field
  6. ^ "Wadeline Jonathas University of South Carolina Track and Field 2019 Results". TFRRS. Retrieved January 7, 2020.
  7. ^ "400 Metres Women – Final". World Athletics. Retrieved January 7, 2020.
  8. ^ "Wadeline Jonathas University of Massachusetts Boston Track and Field 2018 Profile". UMASS Boston. Retrieved January 7, 2020.
  9. ^ "Wadeline Jonathas University of Massachusetts Boston Track and Field 2018 Results". TFRRS. Retrieved January 7, 2020.
  10. ^ MIAA All State Champioship HS Womens Varsity 400 Meters Finals Athletic.net