Funmi Jimoh
Funmi Jimoh.jpg
2013
Personal information
Full nameOluwafunmilayo Kemi Jimoh
Born29 May 1984 (1984-05-29) (age 38)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight59 kg (130 lb)
Sport
CountryUnited States United States
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)Long Jump 6.96 m (2009)

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

Jimoh competed for Rice University. At Rice, Jimoh competed in both the long jump and sprinting events, such as the 100 meter hurdles.[1] 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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

2015 6.72 Roma
2014 6.81 Sacramento, CA
2013 6.92 Doha
2012 6.82 Chula Vista, CA
2011 6.88 Eugene, OR
2011 6.88 Doha
2010 6.81 Walnut, CA
2009 6.96 Doha
2008 6.91 Houston, TX
2007 6.46 Berkeley, CA
2006 6.36 Baton Rouge, LA
2005 6.31 Tulsa, OK

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