Flora Hyacinth

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Flora Hyacinth
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  United States Virgin Islands
CAC Junior Championships (U20)
Bronze medal – third place 1984 San Juan Long jump
Junior (U20)
Bronze medal – third place 1985 Bridgetown 400m

Flora Hyacinth (born 10 March 1966 in St. Lucia)[1] is a retired female track and field athlete from the United States Virgin Islands who specialized in the long jump and triple jump.


Earlier in her career, especially while competing for the Crimson Tide Track and Field Team at the University of Alabama, she also competed in the triple jump and hurdles. On May 17, 1987, at a meet in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, U.S., Flora surpassed the world record in the triple jump with a jump of 13.73 metres, but the feat could not be given official recognition because the meet officials lacked appropriate measuring tools. Yet, she is still included on unofficial world record progression lists. While at the University of Alabama, she became a member of Zeta Phi Beta sorority in 1986 through the Iota Eta chapter.

Personal life[edit]

After pursuing her athletic career, Hyacinth went on to pursue a career as a chiropractor. Hyacinth currently practices at her own clinic in San Diego, California.

Personal bests[edit]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  United States Virgin Islands
1984 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20) San Juan, Puerto Rico 8th 400 m 60.53
4th 400 m hurdles 64.71
3rd Long jump 5.60 m
4th 4 × 100 m relay 50.84
4th 4 × 400 m relay 4:00.05
1986 Central American and Caribbean Games Santiago, Dom. Rep. 1st 400 m hurdles[2] 57.55
3rd Long jump[2] 6.36 m
1992 World Cup Havana, Cuba 5th Long jump 6.43 m w   (3.3 m/s)
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 12th Triple jump 11.40 m
1998 Central American and Caribbean Games Maracaibo, Venezuela 1st Long jump[2] 6.57 m
World Cup Johannesburg, South Africa 8th Long jump 6.02 m   (0.6 m/s)


External links[edit]

Flora Hyacinth at World Athletics

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

1987-05-17 – 1987-06-06
Succeeded by
United States Sheila Hudson