Matthew Centrowitz, Jr.
Place of Birth: Beltsville, Maryland, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 18, 1989
*25% Ashkenazi Jewish
Matthew Centrowitz, Jr. is an American middle-distance runner and track and field athlete. He won the gold medal in the 1500 meters at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Matthew is the son of Beverly (Bannister) and Matt Centrowitz. His father is an Olympic distance runner, and collegiate cross country and track coach. His sister Lauren Centrowitz is also a distance runner. He was raised at least partly in Annapolis, Maryland.
Matthew, Jr.’s father is of half Ashkenazi Jewish and half Irish (Catholic) ancestry. Matthew, Jr.’s mother is from British Guiana, now Guyana, in South America. A picture of Matthew with his parents can be seen here.
Matthew’s paternal grandfather was Sidney “Sid” Centrowitz (the son of Henry Centrowitz and Florence Entell). Sidney was born in New York, to a Latvian Jewish father and a Polish Jewish mother, from Lomza. Henry was the son of Aaron Centrovitz. Florence was the daughter of Samuel Entell and Gittel Malachowitz.
Matthew’s paternal grandmother was named Theresa Corrigan. Theresa was an Irish immigrant.
Matthew’s maternal grandfather was named Colin Bannister.
Genealogy of Matthew Centrowitz, Jr. (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Matthew’s paternal grandfather, Sidney Centrowitz, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
His mother looks mixed, many Guyanese people are.
@Andrew No its not hard. Youre need reading comprehension, I am Afro Guyanese and his mom is Afro Guyanese too. Its not hard for other Afro Guyanese to see that she is Afro Guyanese. Obviously since you stereotype Black people to one look and you aren’t black you can’t see it. Thats what I’ve been saying.
You cam back here literally 5 years later to take back up an argument? lol
Dont be ridiculous again. Are you telling me that woman is “Afro”-Guyanese?? More likely Indo-Guyanese.
The surname is not of Polish origin, as it turns out.
are you sure his mother is just “Afro”- Guyanese?
@Andrew YES she is just Guyanese I am Guyanese too and she looks Guyanese . I can speak on this. Guyana is made up of Portuguese, British, African, Indian , Amerindian and Chinese Peoples. My parents are Guyanese, I was born in Guyana, YES his mom looks Guyanese.
Afro Guyanese are like Afro Americans really. Taken into slavery from Africa then became Guyanese of African descent.
I know what “Afro-Guyanese means, but I think his mother should be simply considered “Guyanese” since it’s hard to say what is her background