|Born||26 June 1972|
Despite smoking a packet of cigarettes a day, he won a surprising silver medal at the 2000 Olympics with a personal best jump of 8.49 metres. This was the Oceanic record. He is also known as 'Jumping Jai' or 'Jumping Jai Taurima'.
In addition, Taurima won a silver medal at the 1998 Commonwealth Games.
- http://www.abc.net.au/am/stories/s163151.htm [retrieved 16/8/16]
- Area Outdoor Records - Men - Oceania - IAAF.org
- http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/01/28/1075088087487.html?from=storyrhs [retrieved 24/9/10]
- McCurdy, Diana (30 September 2000). "Aussie crowd-pleaser proud of Kiwi heritage". The Press.
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