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Nelson Evora


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Nelson Evora was born on 20/04/1984 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast but relocated to Portugal when he was five. He weights 70 kg and measures 1,85 m.

Nelson Evora competed in the triple jump in the 2004 Athens Olympics, without progressing from his pool, then finished sixth at the 2006 IAAF World Indoor Championships.

He finished fourth in the triple jump final and sixth in the long jump final at the 2006 European Championships in Gothenburg, while setting a Portuguese triple jump record of 17.23 metres during the qualification.

At the 2007 European Athletics Indoor Championships Nelson Evora finished in fifth place.

Evora became the triple jump World champion at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics, in Osaka, Japan, estabilishing his personal best, Portuguese national record and second best world mark of the year at 17.74 meters.

He placed third in the triple jump competition at the 2008 IAAF World Indoor Championships by jumping 17.27 metres.

At the 2008 Athens Grand Prix, Nelson Evora won the men's triple jump with a successful jump or 17.23 meters, finishing first and ahead of world class competition.

Evora, who became a Portuguese citizen in 2002 after previously competing for the Cape Verde Islands, established a personal best and set a new Portuguese record with a triple jump of 17.74 meters at the World Championships last August and finished third with a bronze at the IAAF World indoor Championships in Valencia this year.

Nelson Evora won the gold medal for men's triple jump at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics with a jump of 17.67 meters.

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