CONNAUGHTON Jared < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA Canada   
Gender Men
Born 20 Jul 1985 in Charlottetown, CAN
Height1.75 m
Weight 79 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Wife Tamesha
Residence Irving, TX, USA
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Higher education Law - University of Texas: Arlington, TX, USA
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? "As a kid growing up in Canada, I had opportunities to play ice hockey. Physically, my speed was always my best attribute. Later I thought, 'Let's put aside the team and all the cuts. Let's enter a sport where hard work, training and physical attributes matter'."
Club / Team Islanders Track and Field: Arlington, TX, USA
Name of coach Monte Stratton
General Interest
Injuries He sustained an adductor strain in July 2013 that kept him out of the 2013 World Championships in Moscow, Russia. (theguardian.pe.ca, 31 Jul 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Don't let the naysayers get you down." (moncton2013.com, 25 Mar 2013)
Awards and honours He won the 2011 Bell Aliant Senior Male Athlete of the Year Award from Sport PEI. (therunman.blogspot.com.au, 08 Apr 2011)
Ambitions To compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, and at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (cbc.ca, 20 Aug 2013)
Other information OLYMPIC DISQUALIFICATION
He was part of the Canadian relay team that was disqualified in the final of the 4x100m at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Finishing third, the team discovered they would not win the bronze medal 10 minutes after crossing the line because Connaughton had stepped out of his lane during the third leg. "You're in the wrong business if you think that everything you do is going to go well because there are too many variables to think that. It happens. We were all upset about that." (theglobeandmail.com, 16 Aug 2013)

DUAL CITIZENSHIP
He was born in Canada but gained US citizenship through his father. (jncoolc.wordpress.com, 18 Apr 2010)