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Sage Watson (born 20 June 1994) is a Canadian athlete specialising in the 400 metres hurdles.[2] Competing internationally for Canada, she is the reigning Pan American champion in the 400 m hurdles, having also won Pan American medals in 2015 and 2019 as part of Canada's relay team.

Sage Watson
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Sage Watson in 2015
Personal information
NationalityCanadian
Born (1994-06-20) 20 June 1994 (age 25)
Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada[1]
EducationFlorida State University
University of Arizona '17
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight57 kg (126 lb)
Sport
SportTrack and field
Event(s)400 metres hurdles
400 metres
College teamArizona Wildcats
Coached byFred Harvey
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)400 metres hurdles:54.32
400 meters:51.62

Waton first represented her country at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, where she reached the semifinals. In July 2016 she was officially named to Canada's Olympic team, reaching the semifinals in the 400m hurdles and finishing fourth as part of Canada's women's 4x400 metres relay team.[3] At the 2017 World Championships, Watson finished sixth. At the 2019 World Championships in Doha, Watson qualified to the final of the 400m hurdles with a national record time of 54.32, breaking the previous record of Rosey Edeh that had stood since 1996.[4]

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Canada
2011 World Youth Championships Lille, France 8th 400 m hurdles 61.04
3rd Sprint medley relay 2:05.72
2012 World Junior Championships Barcelona, Spain 10th (sf) 400 m hurdles 58.04
6th 4 × 400 m relay 3:37.84
2013 Pan American Junior Championships Medellín, Colombia 3rd 400 m 52.68
1st 400 m hurdles 56.81
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:41.53
2015 Pan American Games Toronto, Canada 10th (h) 400 m hurdles 58.36
3rd 4 × 400 m relay 3:27.74
World Championships Beijing, China 19th (sf) 400 m hurdles 56.38
8th 4 × 400 m relay 3:27.69
2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 11th (sf) 400 m hurdles 55.44
4th 4 × 400 m relay 3:26.43
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 6th 400 m hurdles 54.92
2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Australia 5th 400 m hurdles 55.55
2019 World Relays Yokohama, Japan 4th 4 × 400 m relay 3:28.21
Pan American Games Lima, Peru 1st 400 m hurdles 55.16
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:27.01
World Championships Doha, Qatar 8th 400 m hurdles 54.82
5th (h) 4 × 400 m relay 3:25.861

1Disqualified in the final

Personal bestsEdit

Outdoor

Indoor

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Canadian Olympic Committee bio
  2. ^ "Sage Watson". IAAF. 25 August 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  3. ^ Hossain, Asif (11 July 2016). "Athletics Canada nominates largest squad to Team Canada for Rio". Canadian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  4. ^ Harrison, Doug (2 October 2019). "Sage Watson shatters Canadian hurdles record en route to 400m world final". CBC Sports. Retrieved 2 October 2019.

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