Damar Forbes

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Damar Forbes
Damar Forbes Moscow 2013.jpg
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Jamaica
Central American and Caribbean Championships
Silver medal – second place 2011 Mayagüez Long jump

Damar Forbes (born 11 September 1990 in St Ann, Jamaica[1]) is a Jamaican long jumper.[2] He has a personal best of 8.29 m (27 ft 2+14 in). He was coached by former world champion Dwight Phillips.[3]

He competed in the long jump event at the 2012 Summer Olympics[4] and at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, South Korea. He was the silver medallist at the 2011 Central American and Caribbean Championships in Athletics. He placed eighth in the final of the 2013 World Championships in Athletics. He also had a win on the 2013 IAAF Diamond League circuit that year, taking the top honours at the Meeting Areva.[5]

While studying at Louisiana State University he competed athletically for the LSU Tigers and was the 2013 NCAA Outdoor champion in the long jump with a jump of (8.35m)w. He won two Southeastern Conference titles and also had four NCAA runner-up finishes (two indoor, two outdoor).[6] He competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics, finishing in 12th place, and the 2018 Commonwealth Games, finishing in 8th.[7]


  1. ^ 2014 CWG profile
  2. ^ Sports Reference profile
  3. ^ Mulkeen, Jon (2013-11-14). Monaco Press Points – Maurice Greene, Dwight Phillips and Allen Johnson. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-11-15.
  4. ^ London 2012 profile
  5. ^ Stafford, Will (2013-07-07). Forbes Wins Long Jump in IAAF Diamond League Debut . LSU Sports. Retrieved on 2013-11-15.
  6. ^ Damar Forbes Bio. LSU Sports (2013-06-24). Retrieved on 2013-11-15.
  7. ^ "Athletics | Athlete Profile: Damar FORBES - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games". results.gc2018.com. Retrieved 2020-06-09.

External links[edit]