Jamie Nieto

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Jamie Nieto
Personal information
Full name James Earl Nieto
Nationality United States
Born November 2, 1976 (1976-11-02) (age 41)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Occupation Athlete, Actor
Years active 1999–2016
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Sport Track and Field
Event(s) High Jump
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) High Jump: 2.34 (Athens 2004)

James Earl "Jamie" Nieto (born November 2, 1976 in Seattle, Washington) is an American high jumper.[1][2][3]

His personal best jump is 2.34 (7' 8"), achieved at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. He was the 2004 USA Olympic Trials Champion with a jump of 2.33 meters (7' 7.5") as well as the 2003 USA Outdoor Champion with a jump of 2.30 meters (7' 6.5").

Nieto attended Eastern Michigan University, Sacramento City College, and Valley High School.

Nieto suffered serious injury resulting in paralysis while doing a back flip in April, 2016.[4]


Year Tournament Venue Result Extra
2003 Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 2nd
World Championships Paris, France 7th
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 3rd
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 9th
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 4th 2.34 m PB
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 4th
2007 Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 7th
2011 Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico 6th
2012 Olympic Games London, England 6th


  1. ^ "Jamie Nieto". IAAF.org. International Association of Athletics Federations. Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  2. ^ "Jamie Nieto". USATF.org. USA Track & Field. Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "James Earl "Jamie" Nieto". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  4. ^ Lazo, Ryan (April 26, 2016). "Olympic high jumper in near-fatal fall after letting insurance lapse". New York Post.

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