Simmone Jacobs

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Simmone Jacobs
Medal record
Women’s Athletics
Representing  Great Britain
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1984 Los Angeles 4 x 100 metres
European Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Split 4 x 100 metres
Representing  England
Commonwealth Games
Silver medal – second place 1990 Auckland 4 x 100 metres
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Victoria 4 x 100 metres
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Kuala Lumpur 4 x 100 metres

Kim Simmone Geraldine Jacobs (born 5 September 1966) is a British athlete who competed in the 100 metres and 200 metres. She represented Great Britain at four Olympic Games (1988–96), winning a bronze medal as a 17-year-old at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics in the 4 x 100 metres relay, along with Heather Oakes, Kathy Cook and Bev Callender. She also won a relay bronze medal at the 1990 European Championships and relay medals at three Commonwealth Games.

Career[edit]

Jacobs was born in Reading, Berkshire, England. She was a member of the Reading Athletic Club and later Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers. Her career best times are 11.31 secs for 100 metres (1988) and 22.95 for the 200 metres (1996). She won the AAAs Championship 200 metres title in 1986, 1988 and 1996, and the UK Championship 200 metres title in 1997. A talented junior, she won three medals at the 1983 European Junior Championships and won an Olympic bronze medal aged 17, when she replaced an injured Shirley Thomas in the British sprint relay squad at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. She also won sprint relay bronze at the 1990 European Championships; relay silver at the 1990 Commonwealth Games, and relay bronzes at the 1994 and 1998 Commonwealth Games. Her other individual results include finishing fourth in the 200 metres final at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh (just 0.02 from a medal), and seventh in the 100 metres final at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland.

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  United Kingdom and  England
1983 European Junior Championships Schwechat, Austria 2nd 100 m 11.59 sec
3rd 200 m 23.28
3rd 4 × 100 m 44.86
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 3rd 4 × 100 m 43.11
1986 Commonwealth Games Edinburgh, Scotland 4th 200 m 23.48
1987 World Championships Rome, Italy quarter-final 100m 11.83
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea quarter-final 100 m 11.31
quarter-final 200 m 23.38
semi-final 4 × 100 m 43.50
1990 Commonwealth Games Auckland, New Zealand 7th 100 m 11.53
2nd 4 × 100 m 44.15
European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 3rd 4 × 100 m 43.32
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan semi-final 200m 23.72 (23.37)
heats 4 × 100 m 43.43
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain quarter-final 200 m 23.61
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 8th 4 × 100 m 43.83
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 18th (h) 200m 23.75 (wind: -2.1 m/s)
5th 4 × 100 m relay 43.63
Commonwealth Games Victoria, Canada semi-final 100m 11.47
3rd 4 × 100 m 43.46
World Cup London, United Kingdom 8th 4 × 100 m 44.45
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States quarter-final 200 m 22.96
8th 4 × 100 m 43.93
1998 Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia semi-final 100 m 11.71
semi-final 200 m 23.73
3rd 4 × 100 m 43.69

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