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Miguel Uriel van Assen (born 30 July 1997) is a Surinamese athlete specializing in the triple jump.[2] He won the gold medal at the 2017 South American Championships. In addition, he won multiple medals in age-group competitions, including the gold at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games.

Miguel van Assen
Personal information
Born (1997-07-30) 30 July 1997 (age 22)
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Weight71 kg (157 lb)
Event(s)Triple jump

His personal best in the event is 16.94 metres set in Asunción in 2017.[3] This is the current national record.

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Suriname
2012 CARIFTA Games (U17) Hamilton, Bermuda 6th High jump 1.85 m
2nd1 Triple jump 14.57 m
2013 CARIFTA Games (U17) Nassau, Bahamas 1st High jump 2.03 m
1st Triple jump 15.19 m
World Youth Championships Donetsk, Ukraine 5th (q) Triple jump 15.48 m2
2014 South American Games Santiago, Chile 10th Long jump 7.20 m
4th Triple jump 15.54 m
CARIFTA Games (U20) Fort-de-France, Martinique 3rd Long jump 7.12 m
1st Triple jump 16.33 m
Central American and Caribbean
Junior Championships
Morelia, Mexico 1st Triple jump 16.01 m
World Junior Championships Eugene, United States 11th Triple jump 15.51 m
Youth Olympic Games Nanjing, China 1st Triple jump 16.15 m
2015 CARIFTA Games (U20) Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis 1st Triple jump 16.24 m
Pan American Games Toronto, Canada 7th Triple jump 16.25 m
2016 CARIFTA Games (U20) St. George's, Grenada 1st Long jump 7.66 m
World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 8th Triple jump 15.75 m
2017 Islamic Solidarity Games Baku, Azerbaijan 2nd Long jump 7.63 m
3rd Triple jump 16.64 m
South American Championships Asunción, Paraguay 1st Triple jump 16.94 m
World Championships London, United Kingdom 23rd (q) Triple jump 16.38 m
2018 South American Games Cochabamba, Bolivia 1st Triple jump 16.81 m
Central American and Caribbean Games Barranquilla, Colombia 3rd Triple jump 16.96 m
2019 South American Championships Lima, Peru 3rd Triple jump 16.11 m

1Out of competition performance
2No mark in the final

Personal bestsEdit


  1. ^ "2018 South American Games bio". Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  2. ^ ‹The template IAAF name is being considered for deletion.› Miguel van Assen at IAAF
  3. ^ All-Athletics profile