Sharon Jaklofsky

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Sharon Maria Suzanne Jaklofsky (born 30 September 1968 in Brisbane, Queensland) is a retired Dutch long jumper, who was born in Australia. A former heptathlete, she represented the Netherlands at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States. There she reached the final, where she didn't manage to earn a correct jump.

Between 1994 and 2000 Jaklofsky gathered fourteen Dutch titles, mainly in the hurdles and long jump events, at indoor and outdoor championships.

Jaklofsky ran track collegiately at Louisiana State University.

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Australia
1986 World Junior Championships Athens, Greece Heptathlon DNF
Commonwealth Games Edinburgh, United Kingdom Heptathlon DNF
1990 Commonwealth Games Auckland, New Zealand 10th Long jump 6.25 m (w)
2nd Heptathlon 6115 pts
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 19th Heptathlon 5992 pts
Representing the  Netherlands
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 16th (q) Long jump 6.26 m
14th Heptathlon 5852 pts
1995 World Indoor Championships Barcelona, Spain 8th Pentathlon 4434 pts
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 12th Heptathlon 6148 pts
Universiade Fukuoka, Japan 9th (h) 100 m hurdles 13.39 s
2nd Long jump 6.74 m
1996 European Indoor Championships Stockholm, Sweden Pentathlon DNF
Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 3rd (q) Long jump 6.75 m1
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 11th Long jump 6.61 m
1998 European Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain Long jump NM
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 27th (q) Long jump 6.31 m

1No mark in the final


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