Long Jump Athletes

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Luz Long
(Olympic long-jumper)

Luz Long
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Birthdate: April 27, 1913
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
Died: July 14, 1943

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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.

 3 
Carlos Vives
(Singer)

Carlos Vives
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Birthdate: August 7, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santa Marta, Departamento del Magdalena, Colombia

 4 
Bob Beamon
(Best 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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Fanny Blankers-Koen
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Birthdate: April 26, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lage Vuursche, Netherlands
Died: January 25, 2004

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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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Ivana Spanovic
(Sprinter)

Ivana Spanovic
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Birthdate: May 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Zrenjanin, Socialist Republic of Serbia SR Serbia, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia SFR Yugoslavia
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Heike Drechsler
3
Birthdate: December 16, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gera, Germany
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Malaika Mihambo
(Athletics competitor)

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

 10 

Carolina Klüft
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Birthdate: February 2, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sandhult, Sweden

Former track and field athlete from Sweden, Carolina Klüft is an Olympic gold medalist. Born to Swedish soccer player Johnny Klüft and long jumper Ingalill Ahlm Klüft, Carolina was naturally drawn toward sports at an early age. She is also a student of peace and development and participates in charitable campaigns.

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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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Galina Chistyakova
(Current World Record Holder in the Long Jump)

Galina Chistyakova
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Birthdate: July 26, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Izmail, Ukraine

Galina Chistyakova is a former athlete best known for representing the Soviet Union in the Olympic Games, European Championships, World Indoor Championships, and European Indoor Championships, winning a bronze medal, one silver medal, one gold medal, and six medals, respectively. In 1988, Chistyakova reached 7.52 metres in the long jump, creating a new world record which she continues to hold.

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 13 
Grigoris Lambrakis
(Politician)

Grigoris Lambrakis
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Birthdate: April 3, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kerasitsa, Greece
Died: May 27, 1963

Grigoris Lambrakis was a Greek physician, politician, and track and field athlete. He played an important role during the Second World War as a prominent member of the Greek resistance to the occupation of Greece by the Axis Powers. After the war, Grigoris Lambrakis went on to become a popular anti-war activist.

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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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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.

 16 
Irving Saladino
(Long Jumper)

Irving Saladino
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Birthdate: January 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Colón, Panama
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Larissa Iapichino
(Long jumper)

Larissa Iapichino
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Birthdate: July 18, 2002
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Borgo San Lorenzo, Italy

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Carl Schuhmann
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Birthdate: May 12, 1869
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Münster, Germany
Died: March 24, 1946
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Lynn Davies
(Athlete)

Lynn Davies
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Birthdate: May 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nantymoel, Wales

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Airinė Palšytė
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Birthdate: July 13, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kaunas, Lithuania
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Martin Sheridan
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Birthdate: March 28, 1881
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bohola, Ireland
Died: March 27, 1918

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Robert Emmiyan
(Athletics competitor)

Robert Emmiyan
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Birthdate: February 16, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gyumri, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union
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 23 
Andrew Howe
(Sprinter, Long jumper)

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

 24 
Eunice Barber
(Olympic athlete)

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

 25 
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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Mitchell Watt
(Long jumper)

Mitchell Watt
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Birthdate: March 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bendigo, Australia
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Maria Piatkowska
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Birthdate: February 24, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Goleni, Moldova
Died: December 19, 2020

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Ineta Radēviča
(Long jumper)

Ineta Radēviča
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Birthdate: July 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Krāslava, Latvia
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Thelma Hopkins
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Birthdate: March 16, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kingston upon Hull, England

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Anna Kaniuk
(Athlete)

Anna Kaniuk
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Birthdate: August 16, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Unknown

 33 
Fred Salle
(Long jumper)

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

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Lyudmyla Blonska
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Birthdate: November 9, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Simferopol, Crimea, Ukrainian
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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

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Yelena Belevskaya
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Birthdate: October 11, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Yevpatoria, Russia
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Mikela Ristoski
(Paralympic athlete from Croatia who competes in T20 classification track and field jump events)

Mikela Ristoski
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Birthdate: November 7, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pula, Croatia

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Volha Sudarava
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Birthdate: February 22, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gomel Region, Belarus
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Danny Beauchamp
(Former Long jump, High jump)

Danny Beauchamp
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Birthdate: April 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Seychelles
Died: November 12, 2010

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Gaston Médécin
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Birthdate: January 8, 1901
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Monaco
Died: March 9, 1983

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Irina Valyukevich
(Long jumper)

Irina Valyukevich
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Birthdate: November 19, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Unknown

Iryna Charnushenka-Stasiuk
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Birthdate: March 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Slutsk, Minsk Voblast, Belarus
Died: December 5, 2013

 43 
Veronika Shutkova
(Long jumper)

Veronika Shutkova
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Birthdate: May 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Minsk Region, Belarus

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Natallia Safronava
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Birthdate: April 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ploskin', Belarus

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Volha Zinkevich
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Birthdate: September 8, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Unknown

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Kseniya Dziatsuk
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Birthdate: April 23, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gomel, Belarus

 47 
Tatyana Shlyakhto
(High jumper)

Tatyana Shlyakhto
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Birthdate: November 24, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vitebsk, Belarussian SSR

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Lyudmila Borsuk
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Birthdate: April 28, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brest, Belarus

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Luis Flores
(Athlete)

Luis Flores
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Birthdate: October 27, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Honduran
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