PHILLIPS Richard

Additional Info

  • Profile:
    Event: 110m Hurdles
    D.O.B: January 26, 1983
    P.O.B:
    Coach: Not Listed
    Height:
    Weight: Kgs
  • Career Highlights:
    Personal Best: 110m Hurdles- 13.39 (Athens- Aug 24, 2004)
    2008 The XXIX Olympic Games, Beijing
    7th- 110m Hurdles
    2004 28th Olympic Games, Athína
    6th in semi-final – 110m Hurdles
    2002 IAAF/Coca Cola World Junior, Kingston
    4th -110m Hurdles

This George Mason University graduate has been representing Jamaica since 2000, with the World Junior Championships being the catapult that launched him forward. He barely missed out on a medal on that occasion, finishing fourth in front of a packed National Stadium.

Richard Phillips2Making the team for successive Olympic Games has proven that he has the quality. Four years ago in Beijing, Phillips advanced to the finals of the 110-meter hurdles, finishing seventh behind fellow Patriot Maurice Wignall ('00). His time of 13.60 in 2008 was 0.42 seconds off the bronze-medal time.

He was a 2004 Olympian in Athens, advancing to the semi-finals of the 110-meter hurdles, missing the finals by 15 hundredths of a second as he recorded a time of 13.39.

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