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Chris Tomlinson
Chris Tomlinson
British Long Jumper
27-year-old Long Jumper Chris Tomlinson represents one of the most exciting talents in British athletics today. He proved his world class status in Athens by placing 5th in the Olympics and recording the largest jump in history for a Brit in a major final.
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Date of Birth 15/09/1981
Place of Birth
Event Long Jump
Achievements - Current British Record holder - 5th 2004 Olympics - World Indoor Silver Medallist 2008 Personal Best Jump: 8.18m (indoors) 8.29m (outdoors)
Aim To win a medal in front of my home crowd at the 2012 Olympics.
Height 1.96m
Weight 81kg
Club Newham and Essex Beagles
Coach Frank Attoh
Interests Chris is a keen Middlesbrough Fan and enjoys playing and watching all sports. He enjoys cooking when at home and spending time with his friends and family. He is also responsible for walking the dog on regular occasions!
About Chris Tomlinson
Chris showed great raw talent at both long and triple jumps from a young age, winning eight AAA age group titles. Despite breaking both his wrists in a weight training accident in 2002, he returned in April of that year to break Lynn Davies 34 year old British Long Jump record with 8.27m in Tallahassee - he further improved this in 2007, reaching a distance of 8.29m. He recently wed Lucia, who played the female lead in the West End hit Buddy and is also a former Miss Newcastle and a Miss England finalist. Apart from training and competing Chris has previously appeared on Sky Poker and Radio 5 Live and is a regular public speaker.

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