Jérôme Romain

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Jérôme Romain
Medal record
Men’s athletics
Representing  Dominica
Pan American Games
Silver medal – second place 1995 Mar del Plata Triple Jump
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Gothenburg Triple jump
Junior (U20)
Silver medal – second place 1988 Kingston Triple Jump
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Kingston Long Jump

Jérôme Romain (born June 12, 1971 in Saint-Martin, France) is a former world-class track and field athlete who competed mainly in the triple jump.

Born on Saint-Martin, a French overseas territory in the Caribbean, Romain represented Dominica before he became a French citizen in 1999.

Romain competed collegiately for Blinn Junior College and the University of Arkansas. He graduated from Arkansas in 1996 with a bachelor's degree in kinesiology/athletic training. He received his master's degree in kinesiology/exercise science from Arkansas in 2000.

Romain was the assistant coach for jumps at the University of Wisconsin–Madison for four years following his graduation. He then became the jumps coach at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

In 2008, Romain was selected to coach the Dominica track and field team at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. In addition, he was given the honor of carrying the national flag at the Opening Ceremonies. Romain is now the assistant jumps coach at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Dominica
1989 CARIFTA Games (U20) Bridgetown, Barbados 3rd Long jump 7.27 m
2nd Triple jump 15.06 m
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 64th (h) 100 m 11.09
33rd (q) Triple jump 15.49 m
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 28th (q) Long jump 7.62 m
11th Triple jump 16.98 m
1994 Jeux de la Francophonie Bondoufle, France 2nd Long jump 7.81 m
Commonwealth Games Victoria, Canada 7th Long jump 7.69 m
4th Triple jump 16.61 m
1995 Pan American Games Mar del Plata, Argentina 8th Long jump 7.30 m
2nd Triple jump 17.24 m
Central American and Caribbean Championships Guatemala City, Guatemala 2nd Long jump 7.66 m (A)
1st Triple jump 16.80 m (A)
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 3rd Triple jump 17.59 m
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 12th Triple jump NM
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 9th Triple jump 16.52 m
Central American and Caribbean Championships San Juan, Puerto Rico 1st Triple jump 17.53 m (w)
World Championships Athens, Greece 6th Triple jump 17.17 m
1998 Goodwill Games Uniondale, United States 6th Triple jump 16.84 m
Representing  France
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 7th Triple jump 17.10 m
2000 European Indoor Championships Ghent, Belgium 9th (q) Triple jump 16.45 m
2001 Jeux de la Francophonie Ottawa, Canada 2nd Triple jump 16.29 m
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 9th (q) Triple jump 16.51 m

Personal bests[edit]



  • Triple jump - 17.03 m (1998)

World rankings[edit]

Romain was ranked among the top ten triple jumpers in the world by Track and Field News on four occasions:[1]

Year Event Ranking
1995 Triple jump 4th
1997 Triple jump 8th
1998 Triple jump 8th
1999 Triple jump 9th


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-05-16. Retrieved 2008-07-20.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

External links[edit]

Olympic Games
Preceded by
Chris Lloyd
Flagbearer for  Dominica
Atlanta 1996
Beijing 2008
Succeeded by
Marcia Daniel
Erison Hurtault