Tommi Evilä 2010
|Competitor for Finland|
|Bronze||2005 Helsinki||Long jump|
Jaakko Tommi Kristian Evilä (born April 6, 1980 in Tampere) is a Finnish long jumper. He gained fame following his surprise bronze in the 2005 Helsinki World Championships, which was Finland's only medal in the games.
He won the bronze medal in a wind-aided 8.25 metre jump. Before the 2005 World Championships he had finished tenth at the 1998 World Junior Championships and fourth at the 2005 European Indoor Championships. He then improved his personal best jump to 8.19 metres in August, and finished sixth at the 2005 World Athletics Final.
Years troubled by injuries then followed. He did achieve a wind-aided result of 8.41 metres at the 2007 Finland-Sweden international. In June 2008 he set a Finnish national record of 8.22 metres in Gothenburg. He competed at the 2008 Olympic Games, but did not reach the final round. In 2009, Evila rediscovered some of his best form.
He competed in the 2010 Finnish Elite Games and came close to winning the jackpot, having won the long jump at four out of five meetings. It was not to be, however, as he finished third in the final competition. This dropped him into fourth place overall and Levern Spencer of St. Lucia topped the rankings to win the prize.
|1998||European Junior Championships||Annecy, France||10th||7.39 m|
|2001||European U23 Championships||Amsterdam, Netherlands||5th||7.77 m|
|2005||European Indoor Championships||Madrid, Spain||4th||7.97 m|
|World Championships||Helsinki, Finland||3rd||8.25 m|
|2008||Olympic Games||Beijing, China||17th (q)||7.88 m|
|2009||European Indoor Championships||Turin, Italy||7th||7.86 m|
|World Championships||Berlin, Germany||14th (q)||8.01 m|
|2010||World Indoor Championships||Doha, Qatar||13th (q)||7.77 m|
|European Championships||Barcelona, Spain||10th||7.91 m|
|2012||European Championships||Helsinki, Finland||10th||7.79 m|
|2013||European Indoor Championships||Gothenburg, Sweden||6th||7.96 m|
- Sonninen, A-P (2010-08-22). Spencer takes the Finnish Elite Games jackpot in Joensuu. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-08-24.
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