Alhaji Jeng

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Alhaji Jeng
Personal information
Born (1981-12-13) 13 December 1981 (age 35)
Banjul, The Gambia
Residence Gothenburg
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 80 kg (180 lb)
Sport
Country  Sweden
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Pole Vault
Club Örgryte IS
Coached by Yannick tregaro
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 5.81(Indoor)
Updated on 8 February 2015.

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

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 has also won 5 Swedish championships in athletics. He holds the Swedish national indoor record at 5.81 metres. His outdoor personal best is 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] since then he's participated in the 2008 IAAF World Indoor Championships, the 2009 IAAF World Championships, the 2011 IAAF World Championships, the 2012 Olympic games and the 2013 IAAF World Championships.

Personal life[edit]

Alhaji is a practicing Muslim, according to him Islam is very important in his life. He currently lives in Gothenburg.[citation needed]

References[edit]

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