Stephen Newbold

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Stephen Newbold athletics
nation BahamasBahamas Bahamas
birthday 5th August 1994 (age 26)
place of birth Bahamas
discipline sprint
Trainer Shaun Miller
status active
Medal table
Olympic games 0 × gold 0 × silver 1 × bronze
Commonwealth Games 0 × gold 1 × silver 0 × bronze
Youth World Championships 1 × gold 0 × silver 0 × bronze
Olympic rings Olympic games
bronze Rio de Janeiro 2016 4 × 400 m
Commonwealth Games Federation logo Commonwealth Games
silver Gold Coast 2018 4 × 400 m
IAAF logo Youth World Championships
gold Lille 2011 200 m
last change: June 12, 2018

Stephen Newbold (born August 5, 1994 ) is a Bahamian athlete who specializes in the 400-meter run . In the junior area, he also competed as a hurdler .

Athletic career

Stephen Newbold gained his first international experience at the 2010 CARIFTA Games in George Town , where he won the gold medal in the 400-meter hurdles and silver with the Bahamian 4-by-400-meter relay. He then won the gold medal in both disciplines at the Central American and Caribbean Championships in Santo Domingo . This was followed by participation in the Junior World Championships in Moncton , where he was eliminated in the 400 meter run. He then took third place in the B final at the first ever Youth Olympic Games in Singapore . In 2011 he won the bronze medal over 400 meters at the CARIFTA Games in Montego Bay and with the 4 x 100 meter relay. He was also disqualified with the 4 x 400 meter relay. At the youth world championships in Lille he won over 200 meters in 20.89 s and finished fifth in the sprint relay (1000 meters).

In 2012 he won the gold medal at the CARIFTA Games in Devonshire with the Bahamian 4 x 100 meter relay. He then took part in the Junior World Championships in Barcelona , where he finished sixth with the 4 x 100 meter relay and retired from the long sprint relay in the first round. In 2013 he won the bronze medals over 400 meters and the 4 x 400 meter relay at the CARIFTA Games in Nassau . At the IAAF World Relays 2014 in the Bahamas , he was disqualified in the first round with the 4 x 100 meter relay.

In 2016 he won the bronze medals with both relays at the U23 NACAC championships in San Salvador and took fifth place in the individual competition over 400 meters. With the relay he qualified for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro , where he was used in the preliminary stages and the relay then won the bronze medal in the final in 2: 58.49 minutes behind the United States and Jamaica. In 2018 he took part in the Commonwealth Games in the Australian Gold Coast for the first time and won the silver medal behind Botswana in 3: 01.92 minutes with the 4-by-400-meter series.

He is a student at Florida State University .

Personal bests

  • 200 meters: 20.76 s (+0.5 m / s), June 8, 2013 in Nassau
    • 200 meters (hall): 20.90 s, February 23, 2013 in Blacksburg
  • 400 meters: 45.80 s, June 25, 2016 in Nassau
    • 400 meters (hall): 46.98 s, February 22, 2013 in Blacksburg
  • 400 m hurdles (84 cm): 52.75 s, April 4, 2010 in George Town

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