Brian Wellman

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Brian Wellman (born September 8, 1967) is a former triple jumper from Bermuda, who became indoor world champion in 1995, setting a new championship record (CR) of 17.72. His personal best outdoors was 17.62 metres. Both these marks are Bermudian records. In addition, he has a wind-assisted (+7.1 m/s) mark of 17.75 metres.[1]

Wellman competed collegiately for the University of Arkansas where he won two NCAA Outdoor triple jump titles.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Bermuda
1986 CARIFTA Games Les Abymes, Guadeloupe 1st 15.87 m w
World Junior Championships Athens, Greece 8th 15.28 m (wind: -1.4 m/s)
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 6th 16.98 m
Universiade Sheffield, England 1st 17.07 m
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 5th 17.24 m
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 3rd 17.27 m
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 8th 17.12 m
1994 Commonwealth Games Victoria, Canada 3rd 17.00 m
1995 World Indoor Championships Barcelona, Spain 1st 17.72 m
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 2nd 17.62 m w (wind: +2.7 m/s)
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 6th 16.95 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 5th 17.22 m
1999 Central American and Caribbean Championships Bridgetown, Barbados 1st 17.01 m
2001 Central American and Caribbean Championships Guatemala City, Guatemala 1st 17.24 m A
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 6th 16.81 m
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, England 8th 15.84 m
2003 Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 9th 15.31 m

World rankings[edit]

Wellman was ranked among the top ten triple jumpers in the world by Track and Field News on seven occasions:[2]

Year Event World rank
1992 Triple Jump 5th
1993 Triple Jump 8th
1994 Triple Jump 3rd
1995 Triple Jump 3rd
1996 Triple Jump 5th
1997 Triple Jump 9th
2001 Triple Jump 10th


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Olympic Games
Preceded by
Clarence Saunders
Flagbearer for  Bermuda
Barcelona 1992
Atlanta 1996
Succeeded by
Mary Jane Tumbridge