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Carl Lewis
(American Track-and-Field Athlete Who Won Nine Olympic Gold Medals During the 1980s and 1990s)
Carl Lewis
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Birthdate: July 1, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States

A dominant sprinter and long jumper, Carl Lewis has won ten Olympic medals, nine of them gold. From 1981 to 1991, he topped the world rankings in the 100 m, 200 m and long jump events, slowly starting to lose his dominance thereafter, eventually retiring in 1997. Currently a businessperson, he has also appeared in films and television productions.

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Jackie Joyner-Kersee
(One of the Greatest Female Athletes of All-Time)
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
(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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Mike Powell
(American Former Track and Field Athlete and the Holder of the Long Jump World Record)
Mike Powell
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Birthdate: November 10, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Malaika Mihambo
(Athletics competitor)
Malaika Mihambo
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Birthdate: February 3, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Heidelberg, Germany
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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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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Brittney Reese
(Retired American Long Jumper and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Brittney Reese
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Birthdate: September 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Inglewood, California, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Mary Rand
(British Long Jumper Who won the Long Jump at the 1964 Summer Olympics by Breaking the World Record)
Mary Rand
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Birthdate: February 10, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wells, Somerset, England

English track and field athlete Mary Denise Rand made history by becoming the first woman from her country to earn a track and field Olympic gold medal. The long jumper also has a Commonwealth gold to her credit and has been named a Member of the Order of the British Empire.

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Miltiadis Tentoglou
(Greek Long Jumper and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Miltiadis Tentoglou
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Birthdate: March 18, 1998
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Thessaloniki, Greece
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Ralph Boston
(Athlete)
Ralph Boston
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Birthdate: May 9, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Laurel, Mississippi, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Tianna Bartoletta
(American Athlete and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Tianna Bartoletta
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Birthdate: August 30, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Elyria, Ohio, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Jeff Henderson
(American Long Jumper and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Jeff Henderson
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Birthdate: February 19, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Tajay Gayle
(Jamaican Long Jumper)
Tajay Gayle
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Birthdate: August 2, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
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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
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Irving Saladino
(Former Long Jumper and Panama's First Olympic Gold Medalist)
Irving Saladino
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Birthdate: January 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Colón, Panama
Irving Saladino is a Panamanian retired athlete who specialized in long jump. He is best known for winning a gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Over the course of his career, Irving Saladino also won gold medals at the World Championships, Ibero-American Championships, Pan American Games, South American Games, Central American Games, and Central American and Caribbean Games.
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Chioma Ajunwa
(Nigerian Former Track and Field Athlete and Football Player)
Chioma Ajunwa
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Birthdate: December 25, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Imo, Nigeria
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Iván Pedroso
(Retired Cuban Track and Field Athlete and Coach)
Iván Pedroso
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Birthdate: December 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Yvette Williams
(New Zealand Track-And-Field Athlete)
Yvette Williams
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Birthdate: April 25, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dunedin, New Zealand
Died: April 13, 2019
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Greg Rutherford
(British Track and Field Athlete)
Greg Rutherford
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Birthdate: November 17, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England

The great-grandson of English footballer Jock Rutherford, Greg Rutherford had a brief stint with Aston Villa football club before he focused on athletics. The Milton Keynes athlete won a gold at the 2012 London Olympics, while his 8.29m jump at the 2016 Rio Olympics won him a bronze medal.

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Stefanie Reid
(Track and Field Para Athlete)
Stefanie Reid
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Birthdate: October 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Zealand

Stefanie Reid is a track and field para athlete. She represented Canada at the 2008 Paralympic Games, where she won a bronze medal. She then represented Great Britain at the 2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games, winning a silver medal in both the events. Stefanie Reid has also won a gold medal at the 2014 European Championships and 2017 World Championships.

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Robert Emmiyan
(Retired Long Jumper Who Has Played for Both Armenia and the USSR)
Robert Emmiyan
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Birthdate: February 16, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gyumri, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union

A 2-time Olympian, retired long jumper Robert Emmiyan has represented both the USSR and Armenia internationally. The 4th-best long jumper in the history of the sport, he has been a European Championship gold medalist and a World Championship silver medalist. He lost a part of his family in the 1988 Armenian earthquake.

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Jazmin Sawyers
(British Track and Field Athlete)
Jazmin Sawyers
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Birthdate: May 21, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Dwight Phillips
(American Former Athlete and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Dwight Phillips
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Birthdate: October 1, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Decatur, Georgia, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Lynn Davies
(Welsh Long Jumper Who was the 1964 Olympic Champion in the Event)
Lynn Davies
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Birthdate: May 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nantymoel, Wales
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Will Claye
(American Track and Field Athlete)
Will Claye
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Birthdate: June 13, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tucson, Arizona, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Igor Ter-Ovanesyan
(Ukrainian Former Long Jumper and Coach)
Igor Ter-Ovanesyan
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Birthdate: May 19, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Heide Rosendahl
(Retired German Athlete)
Heide Rosendahl
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Birthdate: February 14, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hückeswagen, Germany
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Randy Williams
(American Former Athlete)
Randy Williams
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Birthdate: August 23, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fresno, California, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Larry Myricks
(American Long Jumper and Olympic Medalist)
Larry Myricks
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Birthdate: March 10, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Clinton, Mississippi, United States
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Khaddi Sagnia
(Swedish Long Jump 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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Maurren Maggi
(Brazilian Long Jumper and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Maurren Maggi
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Birthdate: June 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: São Carlos, SP, Brazil
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Arnie Robinson
(American Long Jumper)
Arnie Robinson
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Birthdate: April 7, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
Died: December 1, 2020
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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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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Elżbieta Krzesińska
(Polish Long Jumper and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Elżbieta Krzesińska
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Birthdate: November 11, 1934
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: December 29, 2015
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Erick Walder
(American Former Long Jumper)
Erick Walder
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Birthdate: November 5, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States
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Vera Krepkina
(Soviet-Ukrainian Long Jumper and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Vera Krepkina
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Birthdate: April 16, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kotel'nich, Russia
Died: April 25, 2023
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Fiona May
(British Retired Track and Field 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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Viorica Viscopoleanu
(Romanian Long Jumper Athlete)
Viorica Viscopoleanu
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Birthdate: August 8, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Storozhynets, Romania
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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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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Nastassia Mironchyk-Ivanova
(Belarusian Athlete Who Specializes in Long Jump)
Nastassia Mironchyk-Ivanova
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Birthdate: April 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Slutsk, Belarus

Nastassia Mironchyk-Ivanova is a Belarusian athlete who specializes in long jump. She is best known for winning a bronze medal at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu. She also won a silver medal at the 2019 European Indoor Championships in Glasgow.

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Adhemar da Silva
(Brazilian Triple Jumper Who Won Two Olympic Gold Medals)
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
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Angela Voigt
(German Long Jumper)
Angela Voigt
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Birthdate: May 18, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Weferlingen, Germany
Died: April 11, 2013
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Andrew Howe
(Italian Sprinter and Long Jumper)
Andrew Howe
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Birthdate: May 12, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Anișoara Cușmir-Stanciu
(Romanian Long Jumper and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Anișoara Cușmir-Stanciu
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Birthdate: June 28, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brăila, Romania
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Olga Gyarmati
(Hungarian All-Round Track and Field Athlete)
Olga Gyarmati
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Birthdate: October 5, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Debrecen, Hungary
Died: October 27, 2013
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Tatyana Kolpakova
(Kyrgyzstani Long Jumper and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Tatyana Kolpakova
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Birthdate: October 18, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Alamedin, Kyrgyzstan
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Ngonidzashe Makusha
(Olympic athlete)
Ngonidzashe Makusha
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Birthdate: March 11, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zimbabwe
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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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
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Maria Piątkowska
(Polish Long Jumper)
Maria Piątkowska
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Birthdate: February 24, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Goleni, Moldova
Died: December 19, 2020
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Myer Prinstein
(Polish American Track and Field Athlete)
Myer Prinstein
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Birthdate: December 22, 1878
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Szczuczyn, Poland
Died: March 10, 1925
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