ukKola Adedoyin

COUNTRYGREAT BRITAIN
DATE OF BIRTH08.04.1991
COACH Tosin Oke
CLUBNewham & Essex Beagles/Brunel Uni
EVENTTriple Jump
PERSONAL BEST16.61

 

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ABOUT Kola Adedoyin

Kola is a British track and field athlete who competes in the triple jump and has a personal record of 16.25m. Kola is the 2012 UK Indoor Champion.

Born in Maryland, USA,  he moved to England as a 5 year old and attended The Royal Alexandra and Albert School from 2002-2007 and captained their football, basketball and athletics teams. After taking bronze at the 2005 English Schools Championships he started training with former Great Britain International John Vernon at Sutton Arena. He made a big breakthrough in 2007 leaping into the U17 Top 10 all time list with 15.08, winning medals at all the national U17 Championships that year.

Adedoyin went on to attend Kingston College in 2007 however his first year as a junior athlete was ruined by a knee injury. He bounced back in 2009 with a personal best of 15.63 winning the 2009 English Schools Senior Boys Title, whilst also winning his first Great Britain Junior call up for the European Athletics Junior Championships. In September 2009 Adedoyin joined an illustrious list of British athletes such as Iwan Thomas, Tony Adams and James Cracknell by attending Brunel University and consequently moved coach to well respected international Coach Frank Attoh. In 2010 Adedoyin won his first UK Senior medal with a bronze medal at the Indoor Championships  and followed that up with qualification for the World Junior Championships at Loughborough International with a distance of 15.93 breaking the Surrey County junior and senior record. Disaster again struck a couple of weeks later when he ruptured ankle ligaments in Geneva, Switzerland six weeks before the World Junior Championships. After much hard work he managed to pass a fitness test, and went on to the World Juniors qualifying on his final jump, unfortunately his ankle did not hold up, and Kola was forced to pull out of final by team doctors. He finished summer 2010 as Great Britain No1 Junior Outdoors.

The Start of the 2011 Season was again marred by an ankle ligament rupture in December however Adedoyin finished the season as the British Under 23 Champion and No1. Jumping a personal best of 16.06 at Bedford in June and also made his Great Britain Senior team Debut at the European Team Championships 2011. 2012 started well, winning his first UK Indoor Title.

2013 – 2nd National Senior Indoor Championships