Jak Ali Harvey
|Jak Ali Harvey|
|Nation||Turkey Jamaica Jamaica|
|Birthday||4. May 1989 (32 years)|
|Birthplace||Hanover Parish, Jamaica|
|Best performance||9,92 s|
|last change: August 14, 2018|
Jak Ali Harvey (born May 4, 1989 in Hanover Parish as Jacques Montgomery Harvey) is a Turkish sprinter of Jamaican descent who has been eligible to compete for Turkey since 2015.
Jak Ali Harvey gained his first international experience at the 2010 Under-23 NACAC Championships in Miramar, where he finished fifth in the 100 metres and won the silver medal behind the United States with the Jamaican 4-by-100 metres relay team in 39.36s. He then competed in the Central American and Caribbean Games (CAC) in Mayagüez with the relay team in the preliminary heat; they also won silver in the final with a different line-up. In 2011, he competed in the Summer Universiade in Shenzhen, China, where he won the gold medal in the 100-meter dash in 10.14 s and was disqualified with the Jamaican relay team in the preliminary heat. He then decided to change citizenship and was therefore not allowed to compete internationally until July 2015.
In 2015 he qualified for the World Championships in Beijing in the 100 metres, where he was eliminated in the semi-finals with 10.08 s. In 2016 he took part in the European Championships in Amsterdam, where he won the silver medal behind Churandy Martina of the Netherlands in 10.07s. He was also eliminated in the first round with the Turkish relay team in 39.58 s. This also qualified him for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, where he was eliminated in the semifinals of the 100 meters in 10.03 s, and in the 200 meters and with the relay team in the preliminary round in each case. In 2017, he again reached the semi-finals of the 100 metres at the World Championships in London, where he was eliminated with a time of 10.16s. This time, however, he qualified for the final with the relay team, where he finished seventh in 38.73s.
In 2018, Harley won the gold medal in the 100-metre dash at the Mediterranean Games in Tarragona in 10.10s, as well as silver with the relay team, beaten only by the Italians. He qualified again for the European Championships in Berlin in the 100 metres, where he won the bronze medal in the final in 10.01s behind Zharnel Hughes and Reece Prescod of Great Britain. As part of the relay team, he took silver behind Great Britain and set a new Turkish national record in 37.98s.
Personal best times
- 100 meters: 9.92 s A (+0.9 m/s), June 12, 2016 in Erzurum (Turkishrecord)
- 200 meters: 20.38 s (-1.1 m/s), September 5, 2015 in Ankara
– Collection of images, videos and audio files
- Jak Ali Harvey in the database of World Athletics (English)
- Athlete profile at European Athletics, retrieved 14 August 2018.
|NAME||Harvey, Jak Ali|
|ALTERNATE NAMES||Harvey, Jacques Montgomery (birth name)|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||turkish sprinter of Jamaican origin|
|DATE OF BIRTH||4. May 1989|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Hanover Parish|