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Ignisious Gaisah (born July 20, 1983) is a Ghanaian-born athlete competing in the long jump for the Netherlands.

Ignisious Gaisah
Ignisious Gaisah Moscow 2013.jpg
Gaisah at the 2013 World Championships
Personal information
Nationality Netherlands
Born (1983-07-20) July 20, 1983 (age 35)
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Long jump
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)Long jump: 08.43 m NR



Gaisah moved to the Netherlands in 2001 and currently lives and trains in Rotterdam. He competes for P.A.C. Rotterdam.

In 2005 jumped a personal best 8.34 metres to win the silver medal at the World Championships in Helsinki, finishing behind Dwight Phillips. On February 2, 2006, in Stockholm he leaped to an African indoor record that also won him the gold medal in this event by jumping 8.36 metres.[1] He continued his good form to win the 2006 IAAF World Indoor Championships a month later with a jump of 8.30 metres, followed quickly by the 2006 Commonwealth Games gold medal with a jump of 8.20 metres.

At the 2006 African Championships in Athletics Gaisah won the gold medal with an 8.51 m jump, beating Cheikh Touré's African record of 8.46 metres from 1997, but as the tail wind was too strong (+3.7 m/s) the result could not become a new record.[2] Since July 2013 Gaisah officially competes for the Netherlands after gaining his Dutch passport.[3]

Competition recordEdit


  1. ^ Area Indoor Records – Men – Africa –
  2. ^ "Bekele and Gaisah victorious – two titles for Egypt – African Champs Day One". 2006-08-10. Retrieved 2013-01-19.
  3. ^ "Breaking News: Long jumper Ignisious Gaisah completes Holland switch". Allsports Ghana's Premier Sports News Source. 2013-07-09. Archived from the original on 2013-07-13. Retrieved 2013-07-10.

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