Famous Black Long Jump Athletes

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Jackie Joyner-Kersee
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Birthdate: March 3, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: East St. Louis, Illinois, United States

The first to score over 7,000 points in the heptathlon, Jackie Joyner-Kersee is considered by many as one of the greatest female athletes ever. While in school, she excelled in sports such as volleyball, basketball, and track, and also did well in studies. She later won three Olympic golds medals.

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Bob Beamon
(Known for His World Record in the Long Jump at the Mexico City Olympics in 1968)

Bob Beamon
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Birthdate: August 29, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: South Jamaica, New York, United States

Bob Beamon is a former American track and field athlete who won the gold medal for the long jump at the 1968 Olympics. He created a world record in the process of winning the gold medal; the record was broken by Mike Powell almost 23 years later. Beamon was inducted into United States Olympic Hall of Fame.

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Nafissatou Thiam
(Heptathlon)

Nafissatou Thiam
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Birthdate: August 19, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium

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Malaika Mihambo
(Athletics competitor)

Malaika Mihambo
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Birthdate: February 3, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Heidelberg, Germany

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Eric Metcalf
(American football player, Athletic)

Eric Metcalf
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Birthdate: January 23, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States

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Khaddi Sagnia
(Athlete)

Khaddi Sagnia
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Birthdate: April 20, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Helsingborg, Sweden

Khaddi Sagnia is a Swedish athlete who specializes in the long jump. She competed in the first Youth Olympic Games where she won a gold medal in the triple jump. She also took part in the 2021 European Athletics Indoor Championships where she won a bronze medal in the long jump final.

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Tyrese Johnson-Fisher
(American Football Player)

Tyrese Johnson-Fisher
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Birthdate: September 9, 1999
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: England

Rugby player Tyrese Johnson-Fisher was 15 when he became an overnight sensation after a video of him playing for Oakham School became viral. The Coastal Carolina football scholar was also the first non-American to be invited to the All-American game for hopefuls in American football, although he never played the game.

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Fiona May
(Athlete)

Fiona May
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Birthdate: December 12, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Slough, England

Former track and field athlete Fiona May initially represented the UK and then Italy in long jump. She has two Olympic silver medals to her credit and is a three-time World Champion. Her daughter, Larissa Iapichino, too is an athlete, who specializes in hurdles and long jump.

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Irving Saladino
(Long Jumper)

Irving Saladino
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Birthdate: January 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Colón, Panama

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Andrew Howe
(Sprinter, Long jumper)

Andrew Howe
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Birthdate: May 12, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

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Eunice Barber
(Olympic athlete)

Eunice Barber
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Birthdate: November 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Freetown, Sierra Leone

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Adhemar da Silva
(Olympic Athlete)

Adhemar da Silva
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Birthdate: September 29, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil
Died: January 12, 2001

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Ngonidzashe Makusha
(Olympic athlete)

Ngonidzashe Makusha
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Birthdate: March 11, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zimbabwe

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Barney Ewell
(Athlete)

Barney Ewell
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Birthdate: February 25, 1918
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 4, 1996

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Fred Salle
(Long jumper)

Fred Salle
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Birthdate: September 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: N/A

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Lissa Labiche
(Athlete competing in the high jump and occasionally long jump)

Lissa Labiche
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Birthdate: February 18, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Victoria, Seychelles