Leevan Sands

Leevan Sands (born August 16, 1981 Nassau) is a Bahamian triple jumper.

Leevan Sands
Leevan Sands Meeting Areva 2009.jpg
Personal information
Born (1981-08-16) August 16, 1981 (age 38)
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight82 kg (181 lb)
Country Bahamas
Event(s)Triple jump
Updated on 15 August 2012.

His personal best jump is 17.59 metres, achieved in 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. This is the current Bahamian record and won a bronze medal.[1] He also won bronze medals at the 2003 World Championships and 2002 Commonwealth Games.

He went to High School at Florida Air Academy He was suspended from March 2006 to September 2006 for testing positive on the prohibited substance levomethamphetamine.[2]

Sands competed for the Bahamas in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, but he did not qualify for the finals.[3] He was the flag bearer for the closing ceremonies.[4]

Sands is the cousin of hurdler Shamar Sands who is also the Bahamian record holder in his event.[5]



  1. ^ Bahamian athletics records Archived 2007-09-26 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Rio 2016". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-09-02. Retrieved 2016-08-22.
  4. ^ "The Flagbearers for the Rio 2016 Closing Ceremony". 2016-08-21. Retrieved 2016-08-22.
  5. ^ Shumack, Kimberly (21-02-05). Q & A with Auburn Track and Field Athlete Shamar Sands Archived 2006-10-28 at the Wayback Machine. Auburn Athletes. Retrieved on 2009-05-10.
  6. ^ 2007 Pan American Games, men's triple jump final Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine