The Jamaican sprinter J. Hyde was born on February 2, 1997. J. Hyde won the global junior 400-meter hurdles title in 2014 and the world youth 110-meter hurdles title in 2013.
At the 2013 World Youth Athletics Championships in Donetsk, Ukraine, he won gold in the 110-meter hurdles. While also setting a new championship record and coming within.01 seconds of tying the World Youth Best held by Wilhem Belocian.
In 2014, J. Hyde won the 400-meter hurdles at the World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon, and the 100-meter hurdles at the Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China. Where he set a new World Youth Best time of 12.96 seconds, surpassing Belocian’s previous mark.
J. Hyde Sets 110m Hurdles World Youth Best at Youth Olympic Games
Jamaican hurdling hero J. Hyde’s performance on the opening day of athletics finals at the second Youth Olympic Games. In the electrified Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre Stadium surpassed the host country’s multiple gold medal show (23).
J. Hyde won the world junior 110-meter hurdles gold just one month after he had blown through the competition in the 400-meter hurdles, setting a new world junior record of 12.96 seconds.
J. Hyde is undoubtedly at the peak of his powers after coming within 0.01 of Wilhem Belocian’s now-defunct world youth best of 13.12 on his way to winning the global youth title in 2013.
He got out to a lightning-fast start in Nanjing, popping the barriers with impressive rhythm as he raced toward the finish line in a blistering 12.96 seconds.
J. Hyde claims that improving his stamina by preparing for the 400-meter hurdles has helped him in the sprint hurdling event. The young hurdler is talented in both events, and he has no ambitions to switch.
I Want to be in the Final – J. Hyde
CHAMPION OF THE NATION To compete in what he believes will be the most thrilling athletic event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
J. Hyde is focused on qualifying for the final of the men’s 400-meter hurdles. J. Hyde, who is playing in his second Olympic Games after reaching the semi-finals in Rio in 2016, won his heat on Friday with a timing of 48.54 seconds.
Making him the third fastest qualifier for the semi-finals, which will be held inside the Tokyo Olympic Stadium on Sunday at 9:05 p.m. (7:05 a.m. Jamaica time).
Yohan Blake, a previous World champion, and Oblique Seville, a 20-year-old making his Olympic debut. Will both compete in the men’s 100-meter semi-finals, which begin at 7:15 p.m. (5:15 a.m.), with a spot in the final at 9:50 p.m. (7:50 a.m.).
Lenworth Hyde and Angela Hussett were both athletes, and they instilled that passion in their children. His dad played football at the highest level for nearly ten years for Jamaica.
His older brother J. Hyde earned international medals in equestrian sports, and his older brothers Lenworth Jr. and Jamie also played football for Jamaica at the age category level. In 2012, J. Hyde played for the under-17 national team of Jamaica and scored a hat trick in an international match against Bermuda.