Rusheen McDonald (born 17 August 1992) is a Jamaican sprinter. Competing at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Rusheen was in the 400 metres and 4 x 400 metres relay.[2]

Rusheen McDonald
Athletissima 2012 - Rusheen Mc Donald (gros plan).jpg
Rusheen Mc Donald during 2012 Athletissima
Personal information
NationalityJamaica
Born (1992-08-17) 17 August 1992 (age 27)
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg)
Sport
SportTrack and field
Event(s)400 metres
ClubMVP Track Club
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)100 m: 10.44
200 m: 20.57
400 m: 43.93 NR[1]
800 m: 1:58.3

Rusheen qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics, after placing second in the 400 metres at the Jamaican Olympic Trials, with a time of 45.1 seconds.[3] In the 400 preliminaries at the Olympics, Rusheen placed fourth in his heat with a time of 46.67 seconds, failing to qualify for the semi-finals.[4]

In 2015, Rusheen qualified for the 15th World Championships in Athletics after placing second in the 400 metres at the Jamaican National Championships, with a time of 44.73 seconds.[5] Two months after, in the 400 heats at the World Championships, Rusheen placed second with a time of 43.93 seconds breaking Jermaine Gonzales's Jamaican record.[6] As of 2018, his time ranks him in the top 15 in history.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rusheen McDonald runs PB to head 400m final field". jamaica-gleaner.com. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Rusheen McDonald – Athletics – Olympic Athlete". london2012.com. Archived from the original on 9 August 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  3. ^ O'Neal, Reid. "Dane Hyatt had more left in the tank – coach George Williams". trackledger.com. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Hyatt qualifies for 400 semis, Gonzalez, McDonald out of luck". go-jamaica.com. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  5. ^ "2015 National Senior Championships". www.brawtasports.net. 28 June 2015. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  6. ^ "#BEIJING2015: McDonald advances to 400m semis with national record". www.jamaicaobserver.com. 22 August 2015. Retrieved 22 August 2015.