Jeff Skiba

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Jeff Skiba
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Personal information
Nationality American
Born (1984-04-28) April 28, 1984 (age 34)
Residence San Diego, CA
Sport Running
Event(s) 100m, 200m, High Jump & Long Jump

Jeff Skiba (born April 28, 1984) is a police officer[1] and a Paralympic athlete from the United States competing mainly in category P44 pentathlon events.

Jeff competed in the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, China. There he won a gold medal in the men's high jump - P44 event, a silver medal in the men's pentathlon - P44 event, finished fifth in the men's javelin - F42/44 event, finished sixth in the men's discus throw - F44 event and finished ninth in the men's Long jump - F42/44 event

Major Achievements[edit]

    • 2008: Gold medal, F44/F46 High Jump; silver medal, P44 Pentathlon - Paralympic Games, Beijing, China
    • 2008: Unofficial world record, high jump (2.15m) - Asuza Pacific Invitational, Los Angeles, Calif.
    • 2007: World record, high jump (2.10m) - U.S. Paralympics Track and Field National Championships, Atlanta, Ga.
    • 2007: First Paralympic athlete to compete at U.S. Indoor Track and Field National Championships
    • 2006: Gold medal, high jump; Fourth place, long jump - IPC World Championships, Assen, The Netherlands
    • 2006: Gold medal, pentathlon -U.S. Paralympics Track & Field National Championships, Atlanta, Ga.
    • 2004: Silver medal, high jump -Paralympic Games, Athens, Greece
    • 2002: Gold medal, high jump - IPC Athletics World Championships, Lille, France
    • 2002: First place, high jump - International Challenge Track and Field Meet
    • 2002: First place, high jump - Washington State High School Track & Field Championships


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