Onochie Achike

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Onochie ("Larry") Achike (born 31 January 1975) is a retired English track and field athlete. He was born in Islington, London, and educated at Worth School in Sussex.

A former rugby player, Achike eventually specialized in triple jump and won the gold medal at the 1998 Commonwealth Games. He placed 5th in the 2000 Olympic Games, setting a new personal best of 17.30 m during the contest.
He competed at the 2006 European Championships, but failed to qualify for the final. His club is Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers in North London. Achike finished 7th in the 2008 Olympics, held in Beijing, with a 17.17 m jump.

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  United Kingdom and  England
1992 World Junior Championships Seoul, South Korea 11th Triple jump 15.33 m (wind: -0.2 m/s)
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 1st Triple jump 16.67 m w (wind: +2.4 m/s)
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 21st (q) Triple jump 16.13 m
Commonwealth Games Budapest, Hungary 1st Triple jump 17.10 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 5th Triple jump 17.29 m
2001 Goodwill Games Brisbane, Australia 5th Triple jump 16.36 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 14th (q) Triple jump 16.68 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 7th Triple Jump 17.17 m