Mihambo in 2013
|Born||3 February 1994|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||55 kg (121 lb)|
|Coached by||Ralf Weber|
She finished ninth at the 2011 World Youth Championships, then competed at the 2012 World Junior Championships and the 2013 World Championships, without reaching the final. She also won the gold medal at the 2013 European Junior Championships, and finished fourth at the 2014 European Championships. She won her first senior major event at the 2014 European Team Championships, setting the new championship record with a jump of 6.90 metres. In 2015, she won the gold medal at the European U23 Championships and finished sixth at the World Championships. She narrowly missed a medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics, finishing fourth, but won the bronze medal at the 2016 European Athletics Championships. In 2018, she finished fifth at the World Indoor Championships and became European champion. Mihambo won the IAAF Diamond League and became world champion in 2019.
Her personal best in long jump is 7.30 metres, achieved in Doha on 6 October 2019. She represents the club LG Kurpfalz.
Major competitive record
- Christian Beister: „Mein Traum ist es, im Finale zu springen“. In: Schwetzinger Zeitung, 9 August 2013, p. 28.
- Malaika Mihambo at IAAF
- Wolfgang Scheerer: „ Toleranz, Teamgeist, Erfolg“ In: Südwest Presse, 28 August 2015.
- Malaika Mihambo ist „Sportstipendiatin des Jahres“ 2014 In: uni-mannheim.de, 12 September 2014
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