Teresa Nzola Meso Ba

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Teresa Nzola Meso Ba at the 2009 European Indoor Championships in Turin.

Teresa Nzola Meso Ba (born 30 November 1983, in Luanda) is an Angolan-French triple jumper.


She formerly represented Angola, but switched to France in 2003. Before this she set an Angolan triple jump record of 13.49 metres, which still stands.[1]

Nzola Meso Ba finished ninth at the 2006 European Championships. At the 2007 European Indoor Championships, she finished third in a new French indoor record and personal best jump of 14.49 metres. Her personal best jump before the event was 14.07 metres, achieved in 2006.

She then competed at the 2007 World Championships, the 2008 World Indoor Championships and the 2008 Olympic Games without reaching the final. She improved her personal best to 14.69 metres in June 2007 in Munich.

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  France
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 16th (q) Triple jump 13.31 m
European U23 Championships Erfurt, Germany 8th Triple jump 13.47 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 9th Triple jump 13.76 m
2007 European Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 3rd Triple jump 14.49 m
World Championships Osaka, Japan 17th (q) Triple jump 13.94 m
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 9th (q) Triple jump 14.17 m
Olympic Games Beijing, China 14th (q) Triple jump 14.11 m
2009 European Indoor Championships Turin, Italy 5th Triple jump 14.31 m
Mediterranean Games Pescara, Italy 2nd Triple jump 14.16 m
World Championships Berlin, Germany 11th Triple jump 13.79 m
2013 Mediterranean Games Mersin, Turkey 7th Triple jump 13.36 m


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