Janice Josephs

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Janice Josephs (born 31 March 1982 in Cape Town) is a South African heptathlete turned long jumper.

She finished nineteenth at the 2004 Summer Olympics and fifth at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, the latter in a personal best score of 6181 points.[1] On the regional level she won a silver medal at the 2004 African Championships and the gold at the 2006 African Championships. At the 2007 All-Africa Games she only entered the long jump competition, which she won with a new personal best of 6.79 metres.[2] She did not reach the final at the 2007 World Championships, but finished eighth at the 2008 World Indoor Championships and won another gold medal at the 2008 African Championships.

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  South Africa
2000 World Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 28th (h) 200m 25.65 (wind: -1.2m/s)
2002 African Championships Radès, Tunisia 1st 4×100 m relay 45.60 s
2004 African Championships Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo 3rd High jump 1.50 m
2nd Heptathlon 5785 pts
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 19th Heptathlon 6074 pts
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland Heptathlon DNF
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 5th Heptathlon 6181 pts
African Championships Bambous, Mauritius 1st Heptathlon 5876 pts
2007 All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria 1st Long jump 6.79 m
World Championships Osaka, Japan 24th (q) Long jump 6.44 m
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 8th Long jump 6.25 m
African Championships Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 1st Long jump 6.64 m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 30th (q) Long jump 6.22 m
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 21st (q) Long jump 6.02 m
2012 African Championships Porto Novo, Benin 2nd Long jump 6.29 m