JuVaughn Harrison
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JuVaughn Harrison at the 2020 NCAA Indoor T&F Championships.
Personal information
Full nameJuVaughn Krishna Harrison
Nickname(s)Mr. Jumps
National teamUnited States
Born (1999-04-30) April 30, 1999 (age 23)[1]
Huntsville, Alabama, United States[2]
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)[1]
Sport
SportAthletics/Track and field
Event(s)High jump
Long jump
ClubLSU Tigers track and field
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals
  • 2020 Tokyo
  • High jump, 7th
  • Long jump, 5th
Personal best(s)
  • Outdoor
  • High jump: 2.36 m (7 ft 8+34 in) (College Station 2021)
  • Long jump: 8.47 m (27 ft 9+14 in) (Eugene 2021)
  • Indoor
  • High jump: 2.30 m (7 ft 6+12 in) i (Fayetteville 2021)
  • Long jump: 8.45 m (27 ft 8+12 in) i (Fayetteville 2021)
Medal record

JuVaughn Harrison, formerly known as JuVaughn Blake[3] (born April 30, 1999) is an American high jumper and long jumper.[4]

Career

Youth

In high school, Harrison recorded bests of 7 feet 2 inches in the high jump and 23 feet 0.5 inches in the long jump.[5][6]

Collegiate

On March 12, 2021, in Fayetteville, Arkansas on the occasion of the 2021 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships, Harrison set personal records in the high jump with 2.30 m and in the long jump with 8.45 m, thus becoming the first man in history capable of jumping at least 8.40 m in the long jump and 2.30 m in the high jump.[7]

On June 27, 2021, Harrison won both the long jump and the high jump at the US National Team Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon. At the 2020 Summer Olympics, he became the first American man since Jim Thorpe in 1912 to compete in both the long jump and high jump at the Olympics.[8]

Professional

After the 2020 Olympic Trials, Harrison signed with Puma to compete professionally.[9] Harrison finished 5th in the long jump[10] and 7th in the high jump[11] at the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Achievements

Youth level
Year Competition Venue Rank Event Measure Notes
2018 World Junior Championships Finland Tampere 3rd High jump 2.23 m PB
9th Long jump 7.63 m
2021 Olympic Games Japan Tokyo 7th High jump 2.33 m
5th Long jump 8.15 m

National titles

Senior level

Harrison won six national championships.[12]

Personal bests

Outdoor
Indoor

References

  1. ^ a b "JuVaughn Harrison". teamusa.org. USOC. Retrieved August 1, 2021.
  2. ^ "JuVaughn Harrison". lsusports.net. 8 July 2019. Retrieved March 13, 2021.
  3. ^ "JuVaughn Harrison". nmnathletics.com. Retrieved March 13, 2021. Full name is JuVaughn Krishna Blake … Born on April 30, 1999 … Mother is Georgia Harrison …
  4. ^ "JuVaughn Harrison - Athlete profile". worldathletics.org. Retrieved March 13, 2021.
  5. ^ Loreman, Tim. "WATCH JuVaugh Blake Clear 7-2 at Huntsville City Championship; US#2!". Alabama Runners. AL Milesplit. Retrieved 19 December 2021.
  6. ^ "JuVaughn Harrison". Alabama Runners. AL Milesplit. Retrieved 19 December 2021.
  7. ^ "LSU's JuVaughn Harrison makes world history at NCAA Indoor Championship". wafb.com. Retrieved March 13, 2021.
  8. ^ "Harrison Pulls off Epic Double at U.S. Olympic Trials". 27 June 2021.
  9. ^ McGoldrick, Hannah. "PUMA SIGNS DOUBLE EVENT US NATIONAL CHAMPION JUVAUGHN HARRISON". Puma. Puma. Retrieved 25 January 2022.
  10. ^ "The XXXII Olympic Games Olympic Stadium, Tokyo (JPN)". World Athletics. World Athletics. Retrieved 25 January 2022.
  11. ^ "The XXXII Olympic Games Olympic Stadium, Tokyo (JPN)". World Athletics. World Athletics. Retrieved 25 January 2022.
  12. ^ "JuVaughn Harrison - Honours". worldathletics. Retrieved March 13, 2021.
  13. ^ a b "JuVaughn Harrison - Personal Bests". worldathletics.org. Retrieved March 13, 2021.
  14. ^ a b "I VIDEO – Harrison alieno: 2.30 nell'alto e dopo due ore 8.45 nel lungo!" (in Italian). atleticalive.it. March 12, 2021. Retrieved March 13, 2021.