nigeriaTosin Oke

COUNTRYNIGERIA
DATE OF BIRTH01.10.1980
COACHSelf
CLUBWoodford Green & Essex Ladies
EVENTLong jump, triple jump
PERSONAL BESTLong Jump - 7.31, Triple Jump - 17.23

 

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ABOUT Tosin Oke

Tosin Oke has been putting in impressive jumps for several years and garnered a number of titles and accolades.

2010 saw Oke quickly into winning form. In January he represented the Commonwealth team at the Aviva International Match in Glasgow and took the title in a new personal best of 16.73, which also saw him move to 4th in the world rankings.

And another PB followed soon afterwards in February when he won again at the Aviva World Trials & UK Indoor Championship, where his new personal best of 16.76m kept him ahead of the field.

Then outdoors in June Oke was the star performer in a British Athletics League meet that saw him land another personal best – 17.05m – to help steer Woodfood Green AC to victory over current BAL champions Newham & Essex Beagles. The jump saw the former European Junior Champion move to 9th on this years world list.

MEDALS:
UK indoor and outdoor National titles
1999 European Junior Champion
Nigerian National Champion 2009 – 2011
African Champion 2010
Commonwealth Champion 2010
All Africa Games Champion 2011

HOBBIES:
Debating, reading, travelling to countries I have never been to, learning about personal & spiritual development, triple jump & long jump! Coaching and mentoring other athletes.

INTERESTING FACTS:
My IQ is over 142. I support Arsenal football team. I only drink Volvic or Fiji water. I live in Singapore.

GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT/S:
All of my medals, but definitely the feeling of jumping over 17m; it always feels amazing.

LONG TERM GOAL:
To jump beyond 18m. To win more medals in all major Games until the end of my career.

Progression – Outdoor

Long Jump
2005 7.31 01/01/2005

Triple Jump
2010 16.53 Loughborough 23/05/2010

2009 16.87 Berlin 16/08/2009

2008 16.47 Genève 31/05/2008

2007 16.86 London (CP) 03/08/2007

2006 16.50 Stoke-on-Trent 13/08/2006

2004 16.49 Manchester (SC) 11/07/2004

2003 16.59 Bedford, GBR 01/06/2003

2002 16.65 Manchester 28/07/2002

1999 16.57 Riga 08/08/1999

Progression – Indoor

Triple Jump

2010 16.89 Birmingham, GB 20/02/2010

2009 16.01 Sheffield 15/02/2009

2008 16.26 Sheffield 10/02/2008

2007 16.24 London (Picketts Lock Indoor Arena) 28/01/2007

2005 15.80 Glasgow 29/01/2005

2003 16.61 Birmingham 01/03/2003

Triple Jump Championship Performances:

12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 7th 16.87 Berlin 16/08/2009

SPAR European Cup 4th 16.45 Firenze 22/06/2003

18th European Championships in Athletics 6th 16.48 München 06/08/2002

17th Commonwealth Games 5th 16.65 Manchester 28/07/2002

European Junior Championships 1st 16.57 Riga 08/08/1999