Elva Goulbourne
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  Jamaica
Pan American Games
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Winnipeg Long jump
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 2002 Manchester Long jump
Silver medal – second place 2002 Manchester 4×100 m relay

Elva Elizabeth Goulbourne (born 21 January 1980 in Saint Ann, Jamaica)[1] is a Jamaican former track and field athlete who specialised in the long jump. Her personal best result is 7.16 m (23 ft 5 34 in), achieved in 2004.

She represented Jamaica in four consecutive World Championships in Athletics, from 2001 to 2007. Her sole Olympic outing at the 2000 Sydney Games was also her best global performance, placing ninth.

She was the silver medallist in the long jump at the 2002 Commonwealth Games. At the same competition she won silver with the Jamaican women's 4×100 metres relay team. She was the bronze medallist at the 1999 Pan American Games and a two-time champion of the Central American and Caribbean Championships in Athletics (2001 and 2003).


While at Auburn, she won the Honda Sports Award as the nation's best female track and field competitor in 2003.[2][3]

Competition record

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Jamaica
1997 Pan American Junior Championships Havana, Cuba 1st Long jump 6.10 m
1998 CARIFTA Games (U20) Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 2nd 100 m 11.62
2nd 200 m 23.32 (w)
3rd Long jump 6.08 m
Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U20) Georgetown, Cayman Islands 6th 100 m 12.21
1st 4 × 100 m relay 45.24
2nd Long jump 5.95 m
World Junior Championships Annecy, France 19th (q) Long jump 6.06 m (wind: -0.4 m/s)
1999 Pan American Junior Championships Tampa, United States 2nd Long jump 6.31 m
Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 3rd Long jump 6.41 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 9th Long jump 6.43 m
2001 Central American and Caribbean Championships Guatemala City, Guatemala 1st Long jump 6.77 m
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 5th (h) 4 × 100 m relay 43.09
10th Long jump 6.62 m
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, United Kingdom 2nd 4 × 100 m relay 42.73
1st Long jump 6.70 m
2003 Central American and Caribbean Championships St. George's, Grenada 1st Long jump 6.96 m (w)
World Championships Paris, France 3rd (h) 4 × 100 m relay 43.05
20th (q) Long jump 6.27 m
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 6th Long jump 6.49 m
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 17th (q) Long jump 6.43 m
2005 Central American and Caribbean Championships Nassau, Bahamas 2nd Long jump 6.78 m (w)
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 12th Long jump 6.21 m
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 9th Long jump 6.34 m
2007 Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 6th (h) 4 × 100 m relay 44.12
4th Long jump 6.48 m
World Championships Osaka, Japan 26th (q) Long jump 6.32 m


  1. ^ Elva Goulbourne. Sports Reference. Retrieved on 2014-08-03.
  2. ^ "Elva Gouldbourne Wins Honda Sports Award For Track and Field". Auburn University Athletics. Retrieved 26 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Track & Field". CWSA. Retrieved 26 March 2020.