Athlete Profile

Randy Lewis

  • COUNTRY Grenada Grenada
  • DATE OF BIRTH 15 NOV 1978
Grenadian triple jumper Randy Lewis (Getty Images)
Grenadian triple jumper Randy Lewis (Getty Images)
  • COUNTRY Grenada Grenada
  • DATE OF BIRTH 15 NOV 1978


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Updated 02 September 2010

Randy LEWIS, Grenada (Long Jump/Triple Jump)

Born: 15 November 1978, St Andrew’s, Grenada
Lives: Leverkusen, Germany
1.88m/74kg
Coach: Gerd Osenberg
Manager: Marc Osenberg

Randy Lewis was on the verge of capturing a regional title, in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, in July this year. The Grenadian athlete led from the first round to the fifth in the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games men’s triple jump. His opening round effort, 17.20 metres, seemed good enough for gold. But then, in the final round of the competition, Bahamian Leevan Sands edged ahead, his 17.21 metres jump snatching the title from Lewis’ grasp.

Missing out on gold, especially by such a small margin, is always disappointing. Lewis, though, had the satisfaction of claiming his country’s only medal at the 2010 CAC Games.

The silver represented a significant breakthrough for the 31-year-old. Though a world class jumper for many years, Lewis had never before earned precious metal at a major championship – regional or global.

Lewis gave a glimpse of his potential way back in 1996, in Jamaica, at the Carifta Games – the regional junior track and field championships. The 17-year-old athlete bagged bronze in the boys’ under-20 triple jump with a 14.97 metres effort. And one year later, in Barbados, he was back on the Carifta rostrum, seizing silver with a wind-assisted 15.66 metres jump.

Lewis is also quite capable in the long jump. At the 2002 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championships, in Louisiana, USA, he produced a 7.97 metres leap to snap up silver.

But since 2007, Lewis has been focusing all his energies on the triple jump. He would be hoping the attention he has paid to the event will pay dividends at the IAAF/VTB Bank Continental Cup, in Split, Croatia.

Lewis is among the medal contenders. His best jump this year, 17.29 metres, puts him in seventh spot on the 2010 performance list, but fourth among the triple jumpers who will be on show in Split. To climb the rostrum he must beat at least one of the three men who are ahead of him – Great Britain’s Phillips Idowu (17.81 metres), Cuban Alexis Copello (17.55 metres) and Romania’s Marian Oprea (17.51 metres).

While it’s a tough ask, a top-three finish at the Continental Cup is not beyond Randy Benedict Lewis.

Personal Bests
Long Jump: 7.97 metres (2002)
Triple Jump: 17.49 metres (2008)

Yearly Progression
Long Jump/Triple Jump: 1996: 14.97; 1997: 15.66w; 1998: 15.66; 1999: 15.75; 2000: 7.44 (7.56i)/15.78 (16.15i); 2001: (7.68i)/(15.71i); 2002: 7.97/16.06 (16.29i); 2003: 7.57, 7.58w/16.80; 2004: 17.34; 2005: 16.88; 2006: 7.41/17.31; 2007: 17.43; 2008: 17.49; 2009: 17.17; 2010: 17.29 


Career Highlights
1996   3rd     (Triple Jump)     Carifta Games U20 (Kingston)             14.97
1997   2nd       (Triple Jump)      Carifta Games U20 (Bridgetown)           15.66w
2002   8th     (Long Jump)      Commonwealth Games (Manchester)       7.63
2005   5th        (Triple Jump)      *CAC Championships (Nassau)            16.83w
2006   6th        (Triple Jump)     Commonwealth Games (Melbourne)      16.53
2006   7th        (Triple Jump)      World Athletics Final (Stuttgart)              16.72
2007   7th     (Triple Jump)      Pan Am Games (Rio de Janeiro)             16.42
2007   4th     (Triple Jump)      World Athletics Final (Stuttgart)              17.21
2008   3rd     (Triple Jump)       World Athletics Final (Stuttgart)              17.01
2009   7th      (Triple Jump)      World Athletics Final (Thessaloniki)      16.46
2010   2nd     (Triple Jump)      *CAC Games (Mayaguez)                      17.20

* CAC = Central American & Caribbean

Prepared by Kwame Laurence for the IAAF “Focus on athletes” project. Copyright IAAF 2010

Personal Best - Outdoor
Performance Wind Place Date
Long Jump 7.97 +1.7 Baton Rouge, LA 29 MAY 2002
Triple Jump 17.49 0.0 São Paulo 22 MAY 2008
Personal Best - Indoor
Performance Wind Place Date
Long Jump 7.68 Ames, IA 09 FEB 2001
Long Jump 7.68 Cedar Falls, IA 22 FEB 2002
Triple Jump 17.27 Karlsruhe 10 FEB 2008
Progression - Outdoor showShow All Graphs
Long Jump Show Graphshow
Performance Wind Place Date
2006 7.31 0.0 Dessau 26 MAY
2003 7.41 +1.3 Carbondale, IL 17 MAY
2002 7.97 +1.7 Baton Rouge, LA 29 MAY
Triple Jump Show Graphshow
Performance Wind Place Date
2012 16.43 +0.7 Wesel 28 MAY
2011 16.62 -0.3 Daegu 12 MAY
2010 17.29 +1.1 Gateshead 10 JUL
2009 17.17 0.0 Montreuil-sous-Bois 11 JUN
2008 17.49 0.0 São Paulo 22 MAY
2007 17.43 0.0 London (CP) 03 AUG
2006 17.31 +0.3 Banská Bystrica 27 AUG
2005 16.88 +0.5 Haniá 06 JUN
2004 17.34 +0.4 St George's 29 MAY
2003 16.80 +1.6 Des Moines, IA 26 APR
2002 16.20 Arlington, TX 30 MAR
2000 16.10 Wichita, KS 01 JAN
1999 15.75 Palm Beach, FL 25 MAY
1997 15.66 Bridgetown, BAR 06 APR
Progression - Indoor showShow All Graphs
Long Jump Show Graphshow
Performance Wind Place Date
2002 7.68 Cedar Falls, IA 22 FEB
2001 7.68 Ames, IA 09 FEB
2000 7.56 Cedar Falls, IA 25 FEB
Triple Jump Show Graphshow
Performance Wind Place Date
2011 16.87 Stockholm 22 FEB
2010 16.50 Leverkusen 07 FEB
2008 17.27 Karlsruhe 10 FEB
2007 17.04 Moskva 28 JAN
2006 16.84 Karlsruhe 29 JAN
2005 16.35 Ames, IA 12 FEB
2004 16.17 Colorado Springs, CO 24 JAN
2002 16.29 Cedar Falls, IA 23 FEB
2001 16.29 Manhattan, KS 07 DEC
2000 16.15 Ames, IA 12 FEB
1999 15.56 Carbondale, IL 30 JAN
Honours - Triple Jump
Rank Mark Wind Place Date
1st IAAF/VTB Bank Continental Cup 2010 5 16.85 +1.0 Split (Poljud Stadium) 05 SEP 2010
13th IAAF World Indoor Championships 17q1 16.28 Doha (Aspire Dome) 12 MAR 2010
IAAF/VTB Bank World Athletics Final 7 16.46 -0.4 Thessaloníki 12 SEP 2009
12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 8q2 16.73 +0.2 Berlin (Olympiastadion) 16 AUG 2009
6th IAAF/VTB Bank World Athletics Final 3 17.01 -0.4 Stuttgart 13 SEP 2008
The XXIX Olympic Games 6q2 17.06 +0.6 Beijing (National Stadium) 18 AUG 2008
12th IAAF World Indoor Championships 9q1 16.77 Valencia (Velódromo Luis Puig), ESP 07 MAR 2008
5th IAAF World Athletics Final 4 17.21 +0.6 Stuttgart 22 SEP 2007
4th IAAF World Athletics Final 7 16.72 0.0 Stuttgart 09 SEP 2006
11th IAAF World Indoor Championships q2 DNS Moskva (Olimpiyskiy Stadion) 11 MAR 2006
10th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 12q2 16.11 +0.2 Helsinki 10 AUG 2005
28th Olympic Games 15q1 16.33 +0.4 Athína (Olympic Stadium) 20 AUG 2004


Focus on Athletes biographies are produced by the IAAF Communications Dept, and not by the IAAF Statistics and Documentation Division. If you have any enquiries concerning the information, please use the Contact IAAF page, selecting ‘Focus on Athletes Biographies’ in the drop down menu of contact area options.


Updated 02 September 2010

Randy LEWIS, Grenada (Long Jump/Triple Jump)

Born: 15 November 1978, St Andrew’s, Grenada
Lives: Leverkusen, Germany
1.88m/74kg
Coach: Gerd Osenberg
Manager: Marc Osenberg

Randy Lewis was on the verge of capturing a regional title, in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, in July this year. The Grenadian athlete led from the first round to the fifth in the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games men’s triple jump. His opening round effort, 17.20 metres, seemed good enough for gold. But then, in the final round of the competition, Bahamian Leevan Sands edged ahead, his 17.21 metres jump snatching the title from Lewis’ grasp.

Missing out on gold, especially by such a small margin, is always disappointing. Lewis, though, had the satisfaction of claiming his country’s only medal at the 2010 CAC Games.

The silver represented a significant breakthrough for the 31-year-old. Though a world class jumper for many years, Lewis had never before earned precious metal at a major championship – regional or global.

Lewis gave a glimpse of his potential way back in 1996, in Jamaica, at the Carifta Games – the regional junior track and field championships. The 17-year-old athlete bagged bronze in the boys’ under-20 triple jump with a 14.97 metres effort. And one year later, in Barbados, he was back on the Carifta rostrum, seizing silver with a wind-assisted 15.66 metres jump.

Lewis is also quite capable in the long jump. At the 2002 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championships, in Louisiana, USA, he produced a 7.97 metres leap to snap up silver.

But since 2007, Lewis has been focusing all his energies on the triple jump. He would be hoping the attention he has paid to the event will pay dividends at the IAAF/VTB Bank Continental Cup, in Split, Croatia.

Lewis is among the medal contenders. His best jump this year, 17.29 metres, puts him in seventh spot on the 2010 performance list, but fourth among the triple jumpers who will be on show in Split. To climb the rostrum he must beat at least one of the three men who are ahead of him – Great Britain’s Phillips Idowu (17.81 metres), Cuban Alexis Copello (17.55 metres) and Romania’s Marian Oprea (17.51 metres).

While it’s a tough ask, a top-three finish at the Continental Cup is not beyond Randy Benedict Lewis.

Personal Bests
Long Jump: 7.97 metres (2002)
Triple Jump: 17.49 metres (2008)

Yearly Progression
Long Jump/Triple Jump: 1996: 14.97; 1997: 15.66w; 1998: 15.66; 1999: 15.75; 2000: 7.44 (7.56i)/15.78 (16.15i); 2001: (7.68i)/(15.71i); 2002: 7.97/16.06 (16.29i); 2003: 7.57, 7.58w/16.80; 2004: 17.34; 2005: 16.88; 2006: 7.41/17.31; 2007: 17.43; 2008: 17.49; 2009: 17.17; 2010: 17.29 


Career Highlights
1996   3rd     (Triple Jump)     Carifta Games U20 (Kingston)             14.97
1997   2nd       (Triple Jump)      Carifta Games U20 (Bridgetown)           15.66w
2002   8th     (Long Jump)      Commonwealth Games (Manchester)       7.63
2005   5th        (Triple Jump)      *CAC Championships (Nassau)            16.83w
2006   6th        (Triple Jump)     Commonwealth Games (Melbourne)      16.53
2006   7th        (Triple Jump)      World Athletics Final (Stuttgart)              16.72
2007   7th     (Triple Jump)      Pan Am Games (Rio de Janeiro)             16.42
2007   4th     (Triple Jump)      World Athletics Final (Stuttgart)              17.21
2008   3rd     (Triple Jump)       World Athletics Final (Stuttgart)              17.01
2009   7th      (Triple Jump)      World Athletics Final (Thessaloniki)      16.46
2010   2nd     (Triple Jump)      *CAC Games (Mayaguez)                      17.20

* CAC = Central American & Caribbean

Prepared by Kwame Laurence for the IAAF “Focus on athletes” project. Copyright IAAF 2010