Jak Ali Harvey

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Jak Ali Harvey (2016)

Jak Ali Harvey (l.) in Amsterdam 2016

Nation TurkeyTürkei Turkey JamaicaJamaika Jamaica
Birthday 4. May 1989 (32 years)
Birthplace Hanover Parish, Jamaica
Size 183 cm
Weight 74 kg
Discipline 100-meter race
Best performance 9,92 s Sport records icon NR.svg
Status active
Medal table
European Championships 0 × Gold 2 × Silber 1 × Bronze
Mediterranean Games 1 × Gold 1 × Silber 0 × Bronze
Summer Universiade 1 × Gold 0 × Silber 0 × Bronze
Logo der EAA European Championships
Silver Amsterdam 2016 100 m
Silver Berlin 2018 4 × 100 m
Bronze Berlin 2018 100 m
Logo der Mittelmeerspiele Mediterranean Games
Gold Tarragona 2018 100 m
Silver Tarragona 2018 4 × 100 m
Logo der FISU Universiade
Gold Shenzhen 2011 100 m
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.[1]

Athletic career

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

Web links

Commons: Jak Ali Harvey– Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual references

  1. Athlete profile at European Athletics, retrieved 14 August 2018.