|Born||24 September 1985|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||78 kg (172 lb)|
|Event(s)||200 metres, 400 metres|
|Club||Francistown Athletics Club|
|Updated on 17 September 2015.|
Isaac Makwala (born 24 September 1985) is a Botswana sprinter who specializes in the 400 metres. He was the gold medallist at the Commonwealth Games in 2018. He has also won continental titles at the distance, winning at the 2015 African Games and twice at the African Championships in Athletics (2012, 2014). He has represented his country at the 2016 Summer Olympics, three times at the Commonwealth Games, and five times at the World Championships in Athletics (2007, 2009, 2013, 2015, 2017). With the Botswana 4 × 400 metres relay team he has won medals at the African Games and Championships, as well as a silver medal at the 2017 IAAF World Relays.
His personal best time of 43.72, set 5 July 2015 in La Chaux-de-Fonds was an African continental record and ranks him number 8 on the all-time list, the second fastest non-American. He is also a sub-20 200 metres runner.
On July 14, 2017, Isaac Makwala became the first man in history to run a 200 m within 20 seconds and a 400 m within 44 seconds on the same day by running 43.92 in the 400, then 19.77 (+0.0) in the 200, 2 hours and 20 minutes later at the Meeting de Atletismo Madrid.
He qualified for 400m final at the 2017 World Championships, before being withdrawn from the race, due to illness. He then qualified for the 200 m final, placing overall sixth.
|2007||All-Africa Games||Algiers, Algeria||17th (sf)||400 m||47.02|
|1st||4 × 400 m relay||3:03.16|
|World Championships||Osaka, Japan||14th (h)||4 × 400 m relay||3:05.96|
|2008||African Championships||Addis Ababa, Ethiopia||2nd||400 m||45.64|
|4th||4 × 400 m relay||3:06.54|
|2009||World Championships||Berlin, Germany||34th (h)||400 m||46.45|
|2010||World Indoor Championships||Doha, Qatar||– (h)||4 × 400 m relay||DQ|
|African Championships||Nairobi, Kenya||14th (sf)||400 m||46.92|
|2nd||4 × 400 m relay||3:05.16|
|Commonwealth Games||Melbourne, Australia||20th (sf)||400 m||47.07|
|5th||4 × 400 m relay||3:04.65|
|2011||All-Africa Games||Maputo, Mozambique||7th||400 m||46.78|
|2012||World Indoor Championships||Istanbul, Turkey||4th||4 × 400 m relay||3:13.21 (NR)|
|African Championships||Porto Novo, Benin||1st||400 m||45.25|
|–||4 × 400 m relay||DQ|
|2013||World Championships||Moscow, Russia||28th (h)||200 m||20.84|
|22nd (h)||4 × 400 m relay||3:05.74|
|2014||Commonwealth Games||Glasgow, United Kingdom||9th (sf)||400 m||45.57|
|African Championships||Marrakech, Morocco||2nd||200 m||20.51|
|1st||4 × 400 m relay||3:01.89|
|2015||World Relays||Nassau, Bahamas||8th||4 × 400 m relay||3:03.73|
|World Championships||Beijing, China||5th||400 m||44.63|
|9th (h)||4 × 400 m relay||2:59.95|
|African Games||Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo||1st||400 m||44.35|
|2nd||4 × 400 m relay||3:00.95|
|2016||African Championships||Durban, South Africa||4th||400 m||46.58|
|Olympic Games||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||22nd (sf)||400 m||46.60|
|5th||4 × 400 m relay||2:59.06|
|2017||World Relays||Nassau, Bahamas||2nd||4 × 400 m relay||3:02.28|
|World Championships||London, United Kingdom||6th||200 m||20.44|
|4th (semis)||400 m||44.30 1|
|2018||Commonwealth Games||Gold Coast, Australia||1st||400 m||44.35|
|1st||4 × 400 m relay||3:01.78|
|2019||African Games||Rabat, Morocco||8th (sf)||400 m||46.55|
|2021||World Relays||Chorzów, Poland||3rd||4 × 400 m relay||3:04.77|
1Did not start in the final
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