Esmeralda de Jesus Garcia

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Esmeralda Garcia
Personal information
Full name Esmeralda de Jesus Freitas Garcia Silami
Nationality  Brazil
Born (1959-02-16) February 16, 1959 (age 58)
Sete Lagoas, Minas Gerais
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight 52 kg (115 lb)
Sport Athletics
Updated on 7 May 2013.

Esmeralda de Jesus Freitas Garcia Silami (born February 16, 1959) is a retired long and triple jumper from Brazil, who also competed in the sprint events. A two-time Olympian she is best known for setting the (non-ratified) world record in the women's triple jump on June 5, 1986 in Indianapolis: 13.68 metres.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Brazil
1975 South American Youth Championships Quito, Ecuador 1st 100 m 11.7 s A
3rd 200 m 24.5 s A
2nd 4 × 100 m relay 48.1 s A
1983 Ibero-American Championships Barcelona, Spain 1st 100m 11.67 (wind: +0.4 m/s)
4th Long jump 5.97 m (wind: +1.0 m/s)


Preceded by
United States Wendy Brown
Women's Triple Jump World Record Holder
Not officially ratified by the IAAF

1986-06-05 – 1987-05-02
Succeeded by
United States Wendy Brown