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Jonathan Sacoor (born 1 September 1999) is a Belgian sprinter specialising in the 400 metres.[1] He first came to prominence early 2018, winning a bronze medal in the 4 × 400 metres relay at the 2018 World Indoor Championships in a new national indoor record of 3:02.51. Later that year, he became the first ever Belgian under-20 athletics world champion by winning the gold medal in the 400m individual race at the 2018 IAAF World U20 Championships. He then followed up this performance with a gold in the 4 × 400 metres relay at the 2018 European Athletics Championships

Jonathan Sacoor
Jonathan Sacoor Birmingham 2018.jpg
Jonathan Sacoor in 2018
Personal information
NationalityBelgian
Born (1999-09-01) 1 September 1999 (age 20)
Sport
CountryBelgium
SportAthletics
Event(s)400 metres
ClubOlympic Essenbeek Halle
Coached byJean-Marie Bras
Jacques Borlée

He is currently a member of the University of Tennessee track and field team.[2]

His father is Mozambican, of Portuguese and Indian descent, his mother is Dutch.[3]

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Belgium
2015 European Youth Olympic Festival Tbilisi, Georgia 6th 400 m 49.86
2016 European Youth Championships Tbilisi, Georgia 4th 400 m 47.71
2017 European U20 Championships Grosseto, Italy 3rd 400 m 46.23
2018 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 3rd 4 × 400 m relay 3:02.51
2018 World U20 Championships Tampere, Finland 1st 400 m 45.03
5th 4 × 400 m relay 3:07.05
2018 European Championships Berlin, Germany 1st 4 × 400 m relay 2:59.47
2019 World Relays Yokohama, Japan 3rd 4 × 400 m relay 3:02.70
European U23 Championships Gävle, Sweden 6th (h) 4 × 400 m relay 3:07.431
World Championships Doha, Qatar 12th (sf) 400 m 45.03
3rd 4 x 400 m relay 2.58.78

1Did not finish in the final

Personal bestsEdit

Outdoor

Indoor

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