Jadel Abdul Ghani Gregório (born 16 September 1980 in Jandaia do Sul, Paraná) is a Brazilian athlete competing in long jump and triple jump. Based in São Paulo, he has competed in several international championships since 2001. His jump of 17.90m is the South American and Brazilian record and ranks him tied for eighth best ever.

Jadel Gregório
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Jadel Gregório in 2007
Medal record
Men's Athletics
Representing  Brazil
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2007 Osaka Triple jump
World Indoor Championships
Silver medal – second place 2004 Budapest Triple jump
Silver medal – second place 2006 Moscow Triple jump
World Athletics Final
Silver medal – second place 2005 Monte Carlo Triple jump
Silver medal – second place 2008 Stuttgart Triple jump
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 2007 Rio de Janeiro Triple jump
Silver medal – second place 2003 Santo Domingo Triple jump

He was a competitor for Brazil in the 2008 Summer Olympics. The Chinese hosts constructed an extension to his bed to accommodate his 2.03 meter (6 ft 8 in) frame.[1]

After marrying Samara Abdul Ghani, his Lebanese physiotherapist, in 2005 Gregório converted to Islam[2] and changed his legal name to Jadel Abdul Ghani Gregório. Samara has since given birth to their first child, Jade, and to their second child, Sahara.[3]

In Brazil Grand Prix of athletics, organized in Belém, of May 28, 2007, Jadel Gregório broke the record South-American and Brazilian of triple jump, obtaining a mark 17.90 meters. This Jump transformed Jadel in 6º Best Athlete of history of proof in season, behind only Jonathan Edwards (18,29m), Kenny Harrison (18,09m), Willie Banks (17,97m), Khristo Markov (17,92m) e James Beckford (17,92m).

Personal bestsEdit



Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Brazil
1999 Pan American Junior Championships Tampa, United States 3rd Triple jump 15.90 m
South American Junior Championships Concepción, Chile 1st Long jump 7.36 m
1st Triple jump 16.18 m
2001 South American Championships Manaus, Brazil 5th Long jump 7.22 m
1st Triple jump 16.98 m
Universiade Beijing, China 3rd Triple jump 16.92 m
2002 Ibero-American Championships Guatemala City, Guatemala 1st Triple jump 16.90 m
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 6th Triple jump 16.86 m
South American Championships Barquisimeto, Venezuela 1st Triple jump 16.76 m
Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dom. Rep. 2nd Triple jump 17.03 m
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 2nd Triple jump 17.43 m
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 32nd (q) Long jump 7.50 m
5th Triple jump 17.31 m
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 6th Triple jump 17.20 m
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 2nd Triple jump 17.56 m
2007 Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1st Triple jump 17.27 m
World Championships Osaka, Japan 2nd Triple jump 17.59 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 6th Triple jump 17.20 m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 8th Triple jump 16.89 m
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 6th Triple jump 16.78 m
Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 3rd Triple jump 16.82 m

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Bremer, Catherine (2008-08-05). "Extended bed greets leggy Gregorio in Beijing". Reuters. Retrieved 2008-08-05.
  2. ^ "Jadel Gregório - Atleta" (in Portuguese). Islambr. 2010-02-10. Retrieved 2013-07-26.
  3. ^ Ferrelli, Marcelo (2007-12-21). "Das pizza e esfihas a recorde continental e pódio no Mundial" (in Portuguese). Gazeta Esportiva. Archived from the original on 2006-02-09. Retrieved 2008-08-18.

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