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Bershawn Jackson

Bershawn Jackson

Event: 400m Hurdles
Height: 5-8
Weight: 158
PR: 400m Hurdles - 47.30 (2005)
Born: 05/08/1983
Current Residence: Raleigh, N.C.
Hometown:
High School: Miami Central (Miami, Fla.) '02
College: St. Augustine College '06
Coach: George Williams
Agent: Sharon Richards
Sponsor: Nike
Club: Bershawn Jackson Allstars
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USA Championships
Four-time USA Outdoor champion - 2003 (49.01); 2008 (48.17); 2009 (48.03); 2010 (47.32)
Two-time USA Indoor 400m champion - 2005 (46.05); 2010 (45.41)
2011 USA Outdoor runner-up (47.93)
2013 USA Outdoor bronze medalist (48.09)
2002 USA Junior champion (50.33)
 
International Championships
2005 World Outdoor Championships gold medalist (47.30)
2011 World Outdoor 4x400m gold medalist (2:59.31)
2008 Olympic Games bronze medalist (48.06)
2009 World Outdoor Championships bronze medalist (48.23)
2010 World Indoor Championships 4x400m relay gold medalist (3:03.40)
2002 World Junior 400m hurdles bronze medalist (50.00) and 4x400m gold medalist
 
Awards and honors
2010 IAAF Diamond League champion
2010 Visa Outdoor champion
 
About Bershawn
Nicknamed "Batman," Bershawn Jackson fell victim in 2012 to a loaded American 400m hurdles field that included four of the top eight men in the world in missing the London Olympic Games. The 2008 Olympic bronze medalist, Jackson has been among the top three in the world on the IAAF performance list six of the last eight seasons. In 2010 Jackson turned in one of his better seasons as a professional, winning the inaugural IAAF Diamond League championship, the Visa Outdoor championship and recorded the fastest time in the world. After missing the Olympic Games in 2004, Jackson went on to Beijing where he won the bronze medal, completing an American sweep of the event with teammates Angelo Taylor and Kerron Clement. He has been ranked among the top 10 in the world in the men’s 400m hurdles by Track & Field News each year since 2003. Jackson's victory at the 2005 World Outdoor Championships was the first for an American in the 400m hurdles at a World Outdoor Championships since Derrick Adkins mined gold at Gothenburg in 1995 (47.98). With fellow American James Carter finishing second, it marked the first time Americans had finished 1-2 in the men’s 400m hurdles since Rome in 1987 when National Track & Field Hall of Famer Edwin Moses won the gold and Danny Harris brought home the silver medal. His 12 worldwide wins in 2005 made him an easy choice for the coveted 400m hurdles world #1 ranking that year from Track & Field News. The 2002 USA Junior champion and World Junior bronze medalist, Jackson planned to be part of the University of South Carolina track powerhouse, but he instead competed on the circuit. In 2004 he joined the St. Augustine’s College track and field roster. While it took him a while to receive his diploma, on May 8, 2010, Jackson became the first in his family to receive a college deree. He has two daughters, Shawnte, who was born May 2, 2005, and Shari, who was born August 3, 2009.
Results
2014:
3rd place in 400mH at Shanghai (48.92); 6th place in the 400mH at Adidas Grand Prix (49.67);
2013: DNF at World Outdoor semifinal; 4th at London (48.53); 7th at Lausanne (49.07); 3rd at USA Outdoors (48.09); 2nd at Doha 400mH (49.12); 1st at Tokyo 400mH (49.11); 1st at Drake Relays 4x400m (3:00.91); 3rd at Penn State Invitational indoor 400m (46.86); 1st at Blacksburg Virginia Tech Challenge indoor 400m (46.95)
2012: Fourth at USA Outdoors (48.94); Fourth in Paris (48.67); 2nd at Rome (48.25); 3rd at Ponce (48.96); 1st at Kingston (48.73); 1st at Kansas Relays (48.20); 2nd at U.S. Open indoor 600-yard (1:11.31); 1st at Florida Relays in 400mH (48.49).
2011: World Outdoor 4x400m gold medalist (2:59.31) and Sixth in 400m hurdles (49.24); USA Outdoor runner-up (47.93); 2nd at adidas Grand Prix (48.55); 3rd at Doha (48.44); 2nd at Birmingham (48.22); 2nd at Monaco (48.22)
2010: USA Outdoor champion (47.32); USA Indoor 400m champion (45.41); World Indoor 4x400m relay gold medalist (3:03.40); 1st at Lausanne (47.62); 5th at World Indoors 400m (46.84); 1st at IFF Games (48.36); 2nd in Oslo (48.25); 2nd at NY GP (47.94); 1st in Doha (48.66); 1st in 600 yd at Millrose Games (1:11.26i); 1st at Reebok Boston Indoor Games in 400m (46.86); 1st at Monaco (47.78); 1st at Stockholm (47.65)
2009: World Outdoor Championships bronze medalist (48.23); USA Outdoor champion (48.03); 1st at Nike Prefontaine Classic (48.38); 1st at Reebok Grand Prix (48.52); 2nd at Monaco (47.98)
2008: Olympic Games bronze medalist (48.06); USA Outdoor champion (48.17); 1st at Bislett Games Oslo (48.15); 1st at DKB-ISTAF Berlin (48.73); 1st at adidas Track Classic (48.94); 1st at Kansas Relays (48.32); 2nd in semifinal #1 at Olympic Games (48.02)
2007: 5th in 400m at USA Outdoor Championships (45.55); 45.06 in 400m semifinal at USA Outdoors; 3rd in semi's at World Outdoors (48.95); 1st in 600m at Millrose Games (1:11.48); 8thin 400m at Prefontaine Classic (46.38); 1st at Osaka GP (48.13); 1st at Athens (48.15)
2006: USA Outdoor runner-up (47.48); 1st at Nike Prefontaine Classic (48.22); 1st at Rome (47.86); 1st at Athens (48.00); 1st at Lausanne (47.77)
2005: World Outdoor Championships gold medalist (47.30); USA Indoor champion (46.05); 1st at Nike Prefontaine Classic (47.91); 1st in 400mH at adidas Track Classic (47.62)
2004: 4th at Olympic Trials (48.11); 1st at Texas Relays 400mH (48.74); 1st in Monaco (47.86); 2nd at Zurich (48.08); 2nd at Nike Prefontaine Classic (48.79)
2003: USA Outdoor champion (49.01); disqualified in opening round at World Outdoors; 1st at Madrid (48.23) and Atlanta (48.51)
2002: World Junior 400m hurdles bronze medalist (50.00) and 4x400m gold medalist; USA Junior champion (50.33); 3rd at Golden West Invitational 110H; 4th at National Scholastic 100H; 1st at Golden West Invitational 400H; 1st at National Scholastic 400H
2001: 1st at Junior Olympics (50.86); 1st at Golden West Invitational 400H; 4th at Golden West Invitational 110H
 
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2013: 
Indoor bests - 400m, 46.86 (No. 25 in the USA); Outdoor bests - 400m Hurdles, 48.09 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 7 in the World, No. 5 in the USA by T&FN)
2012: Outdoor bests - 400m hurdles, 48.20 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 8 in the world, ranked No. 3 in the USA & ranked No. 6 in the world by T&FN)  
2011: Outdoor bests - 400m hurdles, 47.93 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 3 in the world, ranked No. 1 in the USA & ranked No. 4 in the world by T&FN)
2010: Indoor bests - 400m, 45.41 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 3 in the world); Outdoor bests - 400m hurdles, 47.32 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world, ranked No. 1 in the world by T&FN)
2009: Outdoor bests - 400m Hurdles, 47.98 (No. 2 in the USA by T&FN, No. 3 in the world, ranked No. 2 in the world by T&FN)
2008: Indoor bests - 400m, 46.76 (No. 14 in the USA, No. 32 in the world); Outdoor bests - 400m hurdles, 48.02 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 3 in the world)
2007: Indoor bests - 400m, 46.10 (No. 5 in the USA, No. 9 in the world); Outdoor bests - 400m hurdles, 48.13 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 6 in the world, ranked No. 3 in the USA & ranked No. 5 in the world by T&FN)
2006: Indoor bests - 400m, 46.00 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 11 in the world); Outdoor bests - 400m hurdles, 47.48 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 2 in the world by T&FN, ranked No. 1 in the USA by T&FN)
2005: Indoor bests - 400m, 45.70 (No. 5 in the USA, No. 5 in the world); Outdoor bests - 400m hurdles, 47.30 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 2 in the world, ranked No. 1 in the world by T&FN)
2004: Indoor bests - 400m, 46.85 (No. 20 in the USA, No. 45 in the world); Outdoor bests - 400m hurdles, 47.86 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 3 in the world by T&FN, ranked No. 1 in the USA)
2003: Outdoor bests - 400m hurdles, 48.23 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 5 in the world, ranked No. 3 in the USA & ranked No. 10 in the world by T&FN)
2002: Outdoor bests - 110m hurdles, 13.90; 300m hurdles, 35.39; 400m hurdles, 50.00 (No. 20 in the USA)
2001: Outdoor bests - 110m hurdles, 13.97; 300m hurdles, 35.79; 400m hurdles, 50.86
2000: Outdoor bests - 300m hurdles, 36.45; 400m hurdles, 52.17
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