Steve Solomon is a member of the Australian athletics team, an Olympian and a NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) scholarship holder. He is a five-time Australian 400m Champion, and placed eighth in the men’s 400m final at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, becoming the first Australian man in 24 years to reach the 400m final at the Olympics.
Hailing from Sydney, Solomon only began formal track training in 2009 and won the Under-17 All-Schools Championship in the 400m event that year. He won gold in the 4 x 400m relay at the Oceania Youth Championships in 2010 and went on to break the 30-year-old national junior record in the 400m in 2011.
After missing out on qualification for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio by one-10th of a second, Solomon achieved two top-ten placings at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and 2019 World Relay Championships in Japan.
Solomon competed at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha and successfully gained selection for his second Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021.
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