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Funmi Jimoh

17 Aug, 2015 / 0

Oluwafunmilayo Kemi Jimoh, commonly known as Funmi Jimoh, (born May 29, 1984 in Seattle, Washington) is an American long jumper, who competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Jimoh competed for Rice University. At Rice, Jimoh competed in both the long jump and sprinting events, such as the 100 meter hurdles. She jumped 22 feet ¾ inch (6.72 meters) in July 2008 in Eugene, Oregon to place third at the U.S. Olympic Trials to qualify for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

At the Olympics, Jimoh jumped 6.61 meters in the qualifying round of the women’s long jump. That distance tied for ninth in qualifying and earned Jimoh a place in the final. Jimoh placed twelfth in the final, with a jump of 6.29 meters.

During 2009 World Championships in Berlin Jimoh placed 21st in qualifying with a jump of 6.34 meters and failed to make the final. During 2011 World Championships Jimoh placed 12th and 13th 2013 World Championships.

Her personal best is 6.96 meters which she achieved in Doha on 8 May 2009.

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