THOMAS Donald < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA Bahamas   
Gender Men
Born 01 Jul 1984 in Freeport, BAH
Height1.90 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family One daughter
Residence Auburn, AL, USA
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Higher education Accounting, Marketing - Lindenwood University: Saint Charles, MO, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He switched from basketball to high jump in 2006 while at Lindenwood University in the United States of America.
Why this sport? He took up the sport when a member of the university athletics team made a bet with him that he could not clear a bar with a height of 183cm. He eventually went on to clear 213cm.
Name of coach Luis Pinilo [personal], CUB
General Interest
Injuries In 2019 he sustained a hamstring injury on his jumping leg that affected his performance at the 2019 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. It took him until May 2020 to fully recover. (tribune242.com, 13 Sep 2020)

A recurring back injury affected his performances throughout 2013. (thenassauguardian.com, 29 Oct 2013)

Injury disrupted his performance at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, and he suffered calf cramps at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (tribune242.com, 04 Sep 2012)

He sustained an ankle injury in 2008. (worldathletics.org, 11 Jun 2008)
Sporting philosophy / motto "I don't like silver, I don't even wear silver jewellery." (Bahama Journal, 29 Aug 2007)
Awards and honours In 2007 he received the IAAF Newcomer of the Year award, and the Bahamas Amateur Athletic Association Athlete of the Year award. (thenassauguardian.com, 02 Jan 2008; IAAF, 25 Nov 2007)
Other sports He played basketball at university level in the United States of America. (pennathletics.net, 16 May 2007)
Ambitions To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (tribune242.com, 13 Sep 2020)
Other information FURTHER EDUCATION
He has completed a master's degree in finance at Auburn University in Alabama, United States of America. (bahamaislandsinfo.com, 04 Aug 2008)