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Jeffrey Riseley (born 11 November 1986, Dandenong[1]) is an Australian middle-distance runner.[2] Riseley competed in the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics.

Jeff Riseley
Commonwealth Games 2014 - Athletics Day 4 (14798484411).jpg
Jeff Riseley (in yellow jersey) at the 2014 Commonwealth Games
Personal information
NationalityAustralian
Born (1986-11-11) 11 November 1986 (age 32)
Sport
SportTrack and Field
Event(s)800 metres and 1500 metres
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)400 m: 48.26 (2007)
800 m:: 1:44.48 (2012)
1000 m: 2:16.09 (2014)
1500 m:: 3:32.93 (2009)
Mile: 3:51.25 (2009)

CareerEdit

Riseley was seven when he began to participate in athletics.[3] His family encouraged him as it would enable him to meet other children after the family had moved house.[3]

Riseley's first major competition was the 2007 World Championships in Athletics, competing in the Men's 800 metres. Riseley performed quite poorly achieving 40th place and a time of 1:48.33. In 2007 he also competed at the Summer Universiade competition.[citation needed]

In 2008 Riseley competed in his first Olympics held in Beijing, China. He only competed in the 1500 metres event, coming 44th with a time of 3:53.95. This was Riseley's only major competition in 2008.[citation needed]

He won the 2009 Australian title, his first national title, in Brisbane.[3]

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Australia
2007 Universiade Bangkok, Thailand 9th (sf) 800 m 1:48.33
World Championships Osaka, Japan 40th (h) 800 m 1:47.44
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 47th (h) 1500 m 3:53.95
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 18th (sf) 1500 m 3:38.00
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 28th (h) 1500 m 3:42.22
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 23rd (h) 800 m 1:46.99
2014 Commonwealth Games Glasgow, United Kingdom 5th 800 m 1:46.12
5th 1500 m 3:40.27
Continental Cup Marrakech, Morocco 5th 800 m 1:46.20
2015 World Championships Beijing, China (sf inj) 800 m 1:46.79 (h)
2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 21st (h) 800 m 1:46.93

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jeff Riseley Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 20 March 2016. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Jeffrey Riseley". London 2012. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited. Archived from the original on 26 May 2013. Retrieved 12 September 2012.
  3. ^ a b c "Glasgow 2014 - Jeffrey Riseley Profile". g2014results.thecgf.com. Retrieved 27 May 2016.