JACOB ROZANI

EVENT: MIDDLE DISTANCES

PROFILE

Nationality: RSA

Place of birth:

DOB: 24 January 1988

Club: RBS Athletics Club

PERSONAL BESTS

600 m: 1:17.04 sec
800 m: 1:45.38 sec
1 000 m: 2:20.25 sec

HONORS

600 m: 1:17.04 sec, Pretoria, January'15
800 m: 1:45.38 sec, Durban, June'16
1 000 m: 2:20.25 sec, Ostrava, June'17

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

800 m: 2nd, 1:45.38 sec, African Championships, Durban, 2016

BIOGRAPHY

After knocking on the door and making his presence felt at domestic level for a number of years, Rozani's career took a major leap forward in the 2016 season.

Having earned the bronze medal for three years in a row, the 800m specialist outclassed a quality line-up to win the national title at the SA Senior Championships in Stellenbosch.

Two months later he dipped under 1:46.00 for the first time, stunning the field to take second place in the two-lap final at the African Championships in Durban.

His personal best of 1:45.38 earned him a qualifying place at the Rio Olympic Games, where he went on to finish fifth in his heat, missing out on a spot in the semifinals by 0.39.

Establishing himself among the country's top middle-distance runners during a spectacular campaign, he has signaled his intent at the highest level and will look to take further steps forward over the next few years.

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