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Jake Wightman wiki, net worth, height, weight, father

Jake Wightman wiki, net worth, height, weight, father

Jake Wightman wiki, net worth, height, weight, father: Jake Wightman is a British runner who competes mainly in the 1500-meter race. At the 2022 World Athletics Championships, he won the gold medal in the 1500-meter race.

Jake Wightman wiki, net worth, height, weight, father: Jake Wightman is a British runner who competes mainly in the 1500-meter race.

Career in Sports

As a young athlete, Wightman won the European Junior 1500-meter title in 2013. In June 2018, Wightman broke the Scottish record for 1000 meters with a time of 2:16.27 at a Diamond League event in Stockholm. The previous record had stood since 1984. Wightman broke the Scottish record for 1500 meters with a time of 3:29.47 at the 2020 Diamond League in Monaco. Wightman won the 1500-meter race at the 2022 World Athletics Championships with a time stat of 3:29.23, which was his personal best. He beat Olympic champion and European record holder Jakob Ingebrigtsen to take the gold medal. His father, Geoff Wightman, who used to run marathons and has been a sports commentator for a long time, called the race as in-stadium commentator.

Personal Life

Wightman was born on July 11, 1994, in the English city of Nottingham. Before going to Loughborough University, he went to two private schools in Edinburgh: Stewart’s Melville College and Fettes College. Geoff Wightman, his father and trainer, ran the marathon for England at the Commonwealth Games in 1990. In addition, his mother, Susan Tooby, and his aunt ran for Great Britain at the Olympic Games.

Jake Wightman on the International Platforms

YearCompetitionVenuePositionEventNotes
Representing Great Britain and Scotland
2013European Junior ChampionshipsRieti, Italy1st1500 m3:44.14
2014Commonwealth GamesGlasgow, United Kingdom16th1500 m3:43.87
2016European ChampionshipsAmsterdam, Netherlands7th1500 m3:47.68
2017World ChampionshipsLondon, United Kingdom20th1500 m3:41.79
2018World Indoor ChampionshipsBirmingham, United Kingdom6th1500 m3:58.91
Commonwealth GamesGold Coast, Australia4th800 m1:45.82
3rd1500 m3:35.97
European ChampionshipsBerlin, Germany3rd1500 m3:38.25
2019World ChampionshipsDoha, Qatar5th1500 m3:31.87
2021Olympic GamesTokyo, Japan10th1500 m3:35.09
2022World ChampionshipsEugene, USA1st1500 m3:29.23

Career Bests Achieved

FormatTime TakenWhereWhen
800 metres1:44.18Ostrava2020
1000 metres2:17.51Boston2020
1500 metres3:29.23Eugene2022
1 mile3:50.00New York2021

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