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Alex Wilson (born 19 September 1990 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a Swiss sprinter of Jamaican origin. He finished third at the 2018 European Championships in the 200 metres event.

Alex Wilson
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Personal information
Nationality  Switzerland
Born (1990-09-19) 19 September 1990 (age 28)
Kingston, Jamaica
ResidenceBasel
Height1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight78 kg (172 lb)
Sport
SportRunning
Event(s)100 metres, 200 metres
ClubLAS Old Boys Basel
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)100 m 10.11 NR (+1.8 m/s) (Bulle 2013)
200 m 20.04 NR (+0.7 m/s) (Berlin 2018)

CareerEdit

In 2010 he received Swiss citizenship and competed in the 200 metres at the 2010 European Athletics Championships, finishing in 8th place out of 8 sprinters in Heat 2 of Round 1, failing to advance to the Semifinals, with a time of 21.40.[1] In 2011 he ran a Swiss under-23 record of 20.51 in the 200m to qualify for the 2011 World Championships in Daegu , where he failed to advance from his heat. He was part of the Swiss team for the 2012 Summer Olympics, competing in the 200 metres where he progressed to the semi-final stage and finished 7th in the second semi-finals run.[2] Also he made the semi-finals of the 200m in the 2012 Helsinki European championships. He is a national record holder for outdoor 100, 150, 200 m events. In the 2016 European championships in Amsterdam Alex Wilson made the 200m and 4x100m finals though came away without any silverware. The same story can be said for the 2014 European championships where Alex made the final of the 4x100m but only finished 4th. But in 2018 he won his first major medal when he finished 3rd in the 200m at the 2018 European championships in Berlin. He also made the semifinal of the 2017 World championships in London in both the 200m and the 100m.

He has competed in 1 Olympic games, 3 World Championships and 5 European Championships over the course of his career.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Alex Wilson London 2012 profile". London 2012. Archived from the original on 30 July 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2012.

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