Todd Matthews-Jouda

Todd Matthews-Jouda

Jouda (born June 28, 1979) is a hurdling Sudanese athlete, who is notable for having switched nationality from United States to Sudan in September 2003. In 2002, before he switched to Sudan, his personal best is 13.36 seconds but it wasn’t a national record. Instead, his Sudanese record is 13.45, which he achieved in October 2004. The 2003 Afro-Asian Games was his first major international tournament for Sudan where he won a gold medal. Competing for his new nation, Matthews-Jouda became an African champion in July 2004 and competed at the Summer Olympics a month later. The flag bearer for Sudan, Matthews-Jouda finished last in his heat at the 2005 World Championships.

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