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Biography

BECKFORD James

Nationality Jamaica Flag JAM Jamaica
Birth Date 01/09/1975
Gender Men
Height (m / in) 1.83/6'0''
Weight (kg / lbs) 73/161
Events Inscribed   Athletics Men's Long Jump

Date Venue Event Country - Name Results Status
21 Mar
11:15
MCG Men's Long Jump
Qualifying- Group A
Jamaica Flag JAM  - BECKFORD James NM Completed

Place Of Birth St Mary, Jamaica
Residence Kissimmee, Florida, USA
Marital Status Single
International Debut World Championships 1995 (Silver in the Long Jump)
Idol Carl Lewis
Recent Results Bronze in the Long Jump - 8.28m (IAAF World Athletics Final, Monaco, Sep-2005)

9th in the Long Jump - 8.02m (IAAF World Championships, Helsinki, Finland, Aug-2005)
Commonwealth
Games History
Manchester 2002
nm in the Long Jump
Olympic
Games History
Athens 2004
4th in the Long Jump (8.31m)

Sydney 2000
9th in the Qualifying B in the Long Jump (7.98m)

Atlanta 1996
Silver in the Long Jump (8.29m)
Other Personal Best:
Long Jump - 8.62m (Orlando, Florida, USA, 05-Apr-1997)
Triple Jump - 17.92m (Odessa, Texas, USA, 20-May-1995)

World Ranking:
7th in the Long Jump (as at 06-Feb-2006, IAAF)

James used to be a good gymnast in his school and played the drums in his father's Christian band when he was 12 years old. Other interests include going to movies, dancing, cleaning his home and playing the piano.

James has a relative, Allison Beckman, also competing at the games.

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