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Sebastian William Gregory "Seb" Rodger (born 29 June 1991) is a British athlete specialising in the 400 metres hurdles.[4] In 2013, he won a silver medal at the European U23 Championships and reached the semifinals of the World Championships. He also represented Great Britain at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Sebastian Rodger
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Sebastian Rodger in 2013
Personal information
Born (1991-06-29) 29 June 1991 (age 27)
Brighton, England, United Kingdom[1]
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)400 metres hurdles
ClubShaftesbury Barnet Harriers [3]
Coached byStephen King
James Hillier (2013–2015)

CareerEdit

Rodger, who was born in Brighton, began concentrating on the 400 metres hurdles in 2011, having previously been a decathlete with a personal best score of 7200 points in 2010. His personal best in the 400 metres hurdles is 49.19 seconds set in Tampere in 2013, when winning a silver medal at the European U23 Championships. He was a semi-finalist at the 2013 World Championships. In June 2016, he won the British Championship title in Birmingham in 49.45 secs, before running a seasons best of 49.29 in Oordegem in July to seal Olympic selection. At the 2016 Rio Olymmpics, he was eliminated in the heats running 49.54 secs.

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Great Britain and   England
2010 World Junior Championships Moncton, Canada 3rd 4x400 m relay 3:06.49
2013 European U23 Championships Tampere, Finland 2nd 400 m hurdles 49.19
World Championships Moscow, Russia 15th (sf) 400 m hurdles 49.32
2014 Commonwealth Games Glasgow, United Kingdom 13th (h) 400 m hurdles 50.71
European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 11th (sf) 400 m hurdles 49.47
2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 23rd (h) 400 m hurdles 49.54
2018 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 4th (h) 4x400 m relay 3:05.29
European Championships Berlin, Germany 20th (h) 400 m hurdles 51.30

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