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JJ Jegede (GBR)

Athlete Information
Place of Birth: Newham, England
Date of Birth: 03 October 1985
Place of Residence: London / Newcastle
Personal Best: 8.11m Crystal Palace, United Kingdom 13 July 2012 


JJ Jegede is one of Britain best Long Jumpers. JJ was the 2012 European Indoor Trials winner equalling his 2011 PB of 8.04 so early in the season.

JJ went on to jump 8.11m at the Samsung Diamond League at Crystal Palace, and just missed on the Olympic qualifying time of 8.20m. He was also 4th in the European Championships in 2012 and jumped close to his P.B (8.10w).

Newham and Essex Beagles have high hopes for JJ, and believe he has a lot more to give to the sport and is capable of jumping 8.20+ in the coming years.

JJ has a degree from the University of Loughborough in Finance and Banking. He is also a personal trainer and mentors and coaches youngsters.He currently trains in the North of England with Peter Stanley who coaches a group of Britain's best long jumpers.


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