Kimberly Williams (triple jumper)

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Kimberly Williams
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Personal information
Born (1988-11-03) 3 November 1988 (age 29)
Saint Thomas, Jamaica
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 61 kg (134 lb)
Sport
Country  Jamaica
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Triple jump

Kimberly Williams (born 3 November 1988) is a Jamaican triple jumper. She is a multiple time Jamaican National Champion.[1] She was successful as a youth athlete, winning the 2003 CARIFTA Games (under 17 division) as a 14 year old. She was runner up at the 2007 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships. Later, she jumped for Florida State University and was a four time NCAA Champion. By the time she graduated in 2012, she was "the most decorated women's track and field athlete in Florida State history."[2] Since then she is the reigning Commonwealth Games champion. She was a finalist in the 2016 Olympics, ranking as high as 4th after two rounds of jumping, ultimately finishing seventh.

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Jamaica
2003 CARIFTA Games Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 1st Triple jump 12.18 m
2004 CARIFTA Games Hamilton, Bermuda 1st Triple jump 12.53 m
2006 Central American and Caribbean
Junior Championships (U-20)
Port of Spain, Trinidad 2nd Triple jump 12.47 m
CARIFTA Games Les Abymes, Guadeloupe 1st Triple jump 12.94 m
World Junior Championships Beijing, China 15th (q) Triple jump 12.81 m (-0.2 m/s)
2007 Pan American Junior Championships São Paulo, Brazil 2nd Triple jump 13.38 m
CARIFTA Games Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands 1st Triple jump 12.85 m
2nd Long jump 6.15 m
2009 Central American and Caribbean Championships Havana, Cuba 3rd Triple jump 13.78 m
World Championships Berlin, Germany 15 (q) Triple jump 14.08 m
2010 Central American and Caribbean Games Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 1st Triple jump 14.23 m
NACAC Under-23 Championships Miramar, United States 1st Triple jump 14.14m (+3.1 m/s) w
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 14th (q) Triple jump 14.06 m
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 5th Triple jump 14.27 m
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 4th Triple jump 14.62 m
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 3rd Triple jump 14.39 m
Commonwealth Games Glasgow, United Kingdom 1st Triple jump 14.21 m
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 5th Triple jump 14.45 m
2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 7th Triple jump 14.53 m
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 10th Triple jump 14.01 m
2018 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 2nd Triple jump 14.48 m
Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Australia 1st Triple jump 14.64 m

Personal bests[edit]

Outdoor

Indoor

References[edit]

  1. ^ "#NatlTrials: Kimberly Williams defends national triple jump title". JamaicaObserver.com. 2016-07-03. Retrieved 2016-11-26. 
  2. ^ "Kimberly Williams". Fsu.edu. Retrieved 2016-11-26. 

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