Jeremy Taiwo

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Jeremy Taiwo
Personal information
Born (1990-01-15) January 15, 1990 (age 30)
Ballard, Washington
ResidenceSeattle, Washington
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight195 lb (88 kg)
Sport
Country United States
SportAthletics
Event(s)Decathlon, Heptathlon
College teamWashington Huskies
Turned pro2013
Coached byAtanas Atanassov
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)Decathlon – 8,425 (2016)
Heptathlon – 6,344 (2015)

Jeremy Taiwo (born January 15, 1990 in Ballard, Washington)[1] is an American decathlete. His father, Joseph Taiwo, is a Nigerian former triple jumper who competed at the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics. His mother Irene is Colombian and a lawyer In Seattle for the National Relations Board.

Taiwo qualified for the USA team on July 3, 2016 at the Eugene Track and Field Hayward Field TrackTown USA qualifying matches. He scored a total of 8425 points for a silver medal. 325 points behind Ashton Eaton.

Prep[edit]

He was educated at Newport High School and the University of Washington, and competed in college athletics for the Washington Huskies.[1]

Major competition record[edit]

He competed at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow, Russia and 2015 World Championships in Beijing China.

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2016 2016 Olympics Brazil 11th Decathlon 8300[2]
2015 2015 World Championships Beijing National Stadium DNF Decathlon [3]
2013 2013 World Championships Luzhniki Stadium DNF Decathlon [4]

USA National Track and field Championships[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2016 USA Track and Field Olympic Trials Eugene, Oregon 2nd Decathlon 8425[5]
2015 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Eugene, Oregon 2nd Decathlon 8264[6]
USA Indoor Track and Field Championships Boston, MA 1st Heptathlon 6273[7]
2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Des Moines, Iowa 3rd Decathlon 7925[8]

Personal bests[edit]

Event Result Venue Year
Decathlon 8,425 Eugene (USA) 2016
Heptathlon 6,344 Seattle (USA) 2015
60m indoor 7.02 Nampa (USA) 2013
100m 10.84 +1.4 Eugene (USA) 2013
400m 47.83 Eugene (USA) 2015
1500m 4:16.34 Eugene (USA) 2013
60m Hurdles indoor 7.87 Boston (USA) 2015
110m Hurdles indoor 14.16 +2.8 Eugene (USA) 2013
High Jump indoor 2.25 m (7 ft 5 in) Nampa (USA) 2013
Pole Vault 5.00 m (16 ft 5 in) Eugene (USA) 2013
Long Jump 7.57 m (24 ft 10 in) Götzis (AUT) 2015
Triple Jump 15.04 m (49 ft 4 in) Seattle (USA) 2009
Shot Put 14.93 m (49 ft 0 in) Eugene (USA) 2015
Discus Throw 44.27 m (145 ft 3 in) Chula Vista (USA) 2015
Javelin Throw 53.71 m (176 ft 3 in) Eugene (USA) 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jeremy Taiwo Biography". Washington Huskies. Retrieved August 28, 2015.
  2. ^ "2016 Summer Olympics Track & Field - Results - Full". Usatf.org. Retrieved October 26, 2016.
  3. ^ "USA Track & Field - Results - Full". Usatf.org. Retrieved December 26, 2015.
  4. ^ "USA Track & Field - Results - Full". Usatf.org. Retrieved December 26, 2015.
  5. ^ http://www.seattletimes.com/sports/olympics/jeremy-taiwo-wins-silver-medal-at-u-s-olympic-trials-to-advance-to-his-first-olympic-games/
  6. ^ "USA Track & Field - Results - Full". Usatf.org. Retrieved December 26, 2015.
  7. ^ "USA Track & Field - Results". flashresults.com. Retrieved December 26, 2015.
  8. ^ "USA Track & Field - Results - Full". Usatf.org. Retrieved December 26, 2015.

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