Kim Hagger

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Kim Hagger (born 2 December 1961) is a retired English athlete who competed mainly in the heptathlon and the long jump. She represented Great Britain at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and the 1988 Seoul Olympics.


Hagger was born in Plaistow, Essex. She won the AAAs National Under 15 long jump title in 1975 and 1976, and the Under 17 title in 1977 and 1978.

She competed at her first Olympic Games in Los Angeles 1984, finishing eighth in the heptathlon with 6127 points. In 1986, she reached her peak at both heptathlon and long jump. In May, she achieved a score of 6259 in Arles. As of 2014, this still ranks her sixth on the UK all-time heptathlon list. Later in 1986, she won the UK long jump title, before going on to win a bronze medal in the heptathlon at the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, with a score of 5823. She also finished fourth in the long jump. Two weeks later at the European Championships in Stuttgart, she finished ninth in the heptathlon with 6173. That score included a lifetime best long jump performance of 6.70 m.

In 1987, Hagger finished ninth in the heptathlon at the World Championships in Rome, with a score of 6167. At her second Olympics in Seoul 1988, she finished 17th with 5975. She also finished 17th overall in the long jump qualifying round. In 1989, she won the AAAs national heptathlon title. She won her final national title in 1991, when she won the AAAs Indoor long jump championship for the third time.

She was known for her complex theory on how to hold the javelin.

National titles[edit]

  • 1986 UK Long Jump champion
  • 1989 AAAs Heptathlon champion
  • 1988/90/91 AAAs Indoor Long Jump champion

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Great Britain and  England
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 8th Heptathlon 6127 pts
1986 Commonwealth Games Edinburgh, Scotland 4th Long jump 6.34 m
3rd Heptathlon[1] 5823
European Championships Stuttgart, Germany 9th Heptathlon 6173
1987 World Championships Rome, Italy 9th Heptathlon 6167
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 17th (q) Long jump 6.34 m
17th Heptathlon 5975
1990 Commonwealth Games Auckland, New Zealand 9th Long jump 6.27 m
Heptathlon DNF
European Indoor Championships Glasgow, Scotland 11th Long jump 6.21 m[2]

Note: Results with a Q, indicate overall position in qualifying round.