Aston Moore

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Aston Moore
Personal information
Nationality Great Britain
Born (1956-02-08) 8 February 1956 (age 58)
Jamaica
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Sport
Sport Running
Event(s) Triple jump
Club Birchfield Harriers[1]

Aston Llewellyn Moore (born 8 February 1956) is a Jamaican former athlete who competed for Great Britain, specialising in the triple jump event.

He is currently an athletics coach, based in Birmingham, West Midlands.[2] He is a member of the National Coaching Federation and is employed as national event coach for the triple jump by UK Athletics.[3][4]

Biography[edit]

Moore competed at the 1976 Montreal Olympics but failed to progress past the qualifying rounds.[5] He won a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games on two occasions; first in 1978 with a jump of 16.69 metres, then in 1982 with a wind-assisted 16.76 m.[6] He also won a bronze medal with a jump of 16.73 m at the 1981 European Indoor Championships, finishing third behind Shamil Abbyasov and Klaus Kübler.[7] In addition, over the course of his career he won three AAA championships in triple jump.[8]

After his retirement from athletics Moore focused on coaching triple jump to younger generations. He has helped train Ashia Hansen, current UK and former world record holder for indoor triple jump, and Phillips Idowu, an Olympic silver medallist.[9] His son Jonathan Moore won the gold medal for triple jump at the 2001 World Youth Championships.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hickman, Leon (13 February 1999). "Hansen's got the world at her feet". Evening Mail (Birmingham). p. 45. 
  2. ^ "Phillips Idowu to miss World Championships after taking a break from athletics for 'the foreseeable future'". The Daily Telegraph (London). 10 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Mott, Sue (13 December 1998). "Leaping ahead at the triple". Scotland on Sunday (Edinburgh). 
  4. ^ Turnbull, Simon (1 August 2012). "Team GB's Phillips Idowu cuts himself off from coach Aston Moore". The Independent (London). Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Aston Moore Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 28 January 2009. 
  6. ^ "Commonwealth Games Medallists (Men)". Gbrathletics. Retrieved 28 January 2009. 
  7. ^ "European Indoor Championships (Men)". Gbrathletics. Retrieved 28 January 2009. 
  8. ^ "Jonathan Moore Biography". Nuff Respect. Retrieved 28 January 2009. 
  9. ^ "Idowu and Herbert Part Ways". Athletics Weekly. 24 April 2008. Retrieved 28 January 2009. 
  10. ^ Rowbottom, Mike (10 January 2002). "Athletics: Moore aims to end leap year with double gold". The Independent (London). p. 19. 

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