Alhaji Jeng

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Alhaji Jeng
Personal information
Born (1981-12-13) December 13, 1981 (age 32)
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 80 kg (180 lb)
Sport
Country  Sweden
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Pole Vault
Updated on 11 August 2012.

Alhaji Jeng (born December 13, 1981 in Banjul, Gambia) is a Swedish pole vaulter and actor.

Jeng came to Sweden when he was just 3 months old, but retained his Gambian citizenship until he was 18 years old, when he applied for and was granted Swedish citizenship. He currently has the Gambian national record at 5.30 metres, set before his Swedish citizenship.

For Sweden he won the silver medal at the 2006 IAAF World Indoor Championships. He holds the Swedish national indoor record at 5.80 metres. His outdoor personal best is also 5.80 metres, achieved in June 2006 in Zhukovskiy. This places him third on the Swedish all-time list, behind Oscar Janson and Patrik Kristiansson and equal to Martin Eriksson.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics, he missed out on qualification for the pole vault final by one place.[1]

He has two brothers, Kebba and Ablie Jeng, and three sisters, Aji Fatou, Aji Hadi and Ida.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.olympic.org/olympic-results/beijing-2008/athletics/pole-vault-m