LeJuan Simon

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LeJuan Waynesley Simon (February 7, 1981 in Houston, Texas - October 1, 2008) was a Trinidad and Tobago triple jumper.

Athletic career[edit]

LeJuan Simon
Medal record
Men's Athletics
Competitor for the  Trinidad and Tobago
NACAC Championships
Bronze 2007 San Salvador Long Jump
Bronze 2007 San Salvador Triple Jump

He finished fifth at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. He also competed at the 2004 Olympic Games without reaching the final.[1]

His personal best jump was 16.87 metres, achieved in May 2002 in Odessa. He had 17.05 metres on the indoor track, achieved in March 2004 in Fayetteville. He also had 8.01 metres in the long jump, achieved in May 2004 in Baton Rouge.[1]

Simon was a member of the Louisiana State University track and field team.

Death[edit]

LeJuan Simon died on October 1, 2008 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana from complications of primary pulmonary hypertension.[2]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  United States
2002 NACAC U25 Championships San Antonio, United States 3rd Long jump 7.78 m
Representing  Trinidad and Tobago
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 36th (q) Triple jump 16.16 m
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 14th (q) Long jump 7.42 m
5th Triple jump 16.59 m
Central American and Caribbean Games Cartagena, Colombia 7th Long jump 7.34 m
4th Triple jump 16.33 m
2007 NACAC Championships San Salvador, El Salvador 3rd Long jump 7.71 m
3rd Triple jump 15.72 m
Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 17th (q) Long jump 7.04 m
Triple jump NM

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b LeJuan Simon profile at IAAF
  2. ^ LSU Sports Obituary lsusports.net