Jon RIDGEON

Great Britain & N.I.

Jon Ridgeon - Great Britain & N.I. - Hurdling career.

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 29 July 1996

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    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Tuesday, 14 February 1967
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Bury St Edmunds, England.
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Jon RIDGEON - Great Britain & N.I. - Hurdling career.

Jon Ridgeon is pictured above in action at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta where he reached the semi final.

 

Brief outline of hsi hurdling career over both distances.

 

1985    World Indoor Games    Paris, France    3rd    60 m hurdles    7.70 sec

1985    European Junior Championships    Cottbus, Germany    1st    110 m hurdles    13.46

1986    World Junior Championships    Athens, Greece    2nd    110 m hurdles    13.91

1986    Commonwealth Games    Edinburgh, Scotland    5th    110 m hurdles    13.76

1986    European Championships    Stuttgart, Germany    6th    110 m hurdles    13.70

1987    World Student Games (Universiade)    Zagreb, Croatia    1st    110 m hurdles    13.29

1987    World Championships    Rome, Italy    2nd    110 m hurdles    13.29

1988    Olympic Games    Seoul, South Korea    5th    110 m hurdles    13.52

1992    European Indoor Championships    Genoa, Italy    4th    60 m hurdles    7.78

1992    World Cup    Havana, Cuba    2nd    400 m hurdles    49.01

1996    European Cup    Madrid, Spain    2nd    400 m hurdles    49.84

1996    Olympic Games    Atlanta, United States    semi-final    400 m hurdles    49.43

 

Personal bests

110m H - 13.29 (Zagreb, Croatia, 15 Jul 1987)
400m H - 48.73 (Rieti, Italy, 6 Sep 1992)

 

Jon Ridgeon is pictured above in the Final of the 110m hurdles in Rome alongside

Jack Pierce and the winner Greg Foster.

 

Men's 110m. Hurdles Final. World Athletics Championships 1987
 
1. Greg FOSTER   USA   13.21
2. Jon RIDGEON   GBR   13.29
3. Colin JACKSON   GBR   13.38
4. Jack PIERCE   USA   13.41
5. Igors KAZANOVS   SOV   13.48
6. Carlos SALA   ESP   13.55
7. Mark McCOY   CAN   13.71
Arto BRYGGARE   FIN   DNS

 

Jon Ridgeon won the 110 m hurdles at the European Junior Championship in 1985, ahead of his fellow British athlete Colin Jackson,

who finished runner-up.  Ridgeon then finished second to Jackson at the 1986 World Junior Championships. Ridgeon won the 110 m

hurdles gold medal at the 1987 Universiade (World University Games) in Zagreb and as the result above show he again beat Colin

over 110 metres at the World Championships. Thereafter injury forced Jon to move up to the 400 metres where he had a short

career in the one lap event.