Joseph Taiwo

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Joseph Taiwo (born 24 August, 1959) is a retired Nigerian athlete who competed in the triple jump.

His personal best was 17.22 metres, achieved in June 1988 in Bauchi. This ranks him second among Nigerian triple jumpers, behind Ajayi Agbebaku, and fifth in Africa, behind Ndabazinhle Mdhlongwa, Agbebaku, Khotso Mokoena and Andrew Owusu. [1]

He is the father of American decathlete Jeremy Taiwo.[2]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Nigeria
1984 African Championships Rabat, Morocco 1st Triple jump 17.19 m
Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 9th Triple jump 16.64 m
1987 World Indoor Championships Indianapolis, United States 6th Triple jump 16.65 m
World Championships Rome, Italy 5th Triple jump 17.29 m
All-Africa Games Nairobi, Kenya 2nd Triple jump 16.90 m
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 9th Triple jump 16.46 m


  1. ^ GBR Athletics website
  2. ^ "Jeremy Taiwo Biography". Washington Huskies. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 

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