|Long Jump||7.67||+1.7||Sao Paulo (BRA)||13 JUL 2004|
|Triple Jump||17.28||+1.5||Ibirapuera (BRA)||25 APR 2008|
|Triple Jump||17.06||Samara (RUS)||04 FEB 2006|
|Triple Jump||14.22||NWI||Sorocaba (BRA)||15 JUL 2017|
|2011||7.44||-2.0||Sao Paulo (BRA)||26 MAR 2011|
|2010||7.12||Americana (BRA)||24 JUL 2010|
|2007||7.28||-0.5||Sao Paulo (BRA)||14 APR 2007|
|2005||7.36||+1.9||Sao Paulo (BRA)||02 MAR 2005|
|2004||7.67||+1.7||Sao Paulo (BRA)||13 JUL 2004|
|2003||7.24||+1.9||Sao Caetano (BRA)||31 MAY 2003|
|2002||7.08||+0.8||Sao Paulo (BRA)||16 AUG 2002|
|2001||7.49||+2.0||Londrina (BRA)||29 SEP 2001|
|2000||7.54||+0.7||Sao Caetano do Sul (BRA)||15 APR 2000|
|2017||14.22||NWI||Sorocaba (BRA)||15 JUL 2017|
|2016||16.35||-1.0||Sao Bernardo do Campo (BRA)||03 JUL 2016|
|2015||16.62||+0.6||Sao Bernardo do Campo (BRA)||19 APR 2015|
|2014||16.44||+0.7||Santiago de Chile (CHI)||16 MAR 2014|
|2013||16.94||+1.8||Sao Paulo (BRA)||09 JUN 2013|
|2012||16.90||-1.3||Cali (COL)||23 JUN 2012|
|2011||17.07||+0.4||Sao Paulo (BRA)||07 AUG 2011|
|2010||16.86||+1.8||Buenos Aires (ARG)||06 MAY 2010|
|2009||17.09||-0.6||Fortaleza (BRA)||10 MAY 2009|
|2008||17.28||+1.5||Ibirapuera (BRA)||25 APR 2008|
|2007||16.90||+1.8||Ibirapuera (BRA)||13 JUN 2007|
|2006||17.22||+0.2||Belém (BRA)||21 MAY 2006|
|2005||16.75||+0.2||Sao Paulo (BRA)||19 JUN 2005|
|2004||16.62||+1.4||Sao Paulo (BRA)||06 JUN 2004|
|2003||16.66||-0.6||Sao Caetano do Sul (BRA)||27 APR 2003|
|2002||16.45||+1.9||Sao Caetano (BRA)||09 MAR 2002|
|2001||15.89||-0.8||Santa Fé (ARG)||20 OCT 2001|
|2000||15.65||+0.2||Sao Caetano do Sul (BRA)||16 APR 2000|
|2011/12||16.67||Istanbul (TUR)||10 MAR 2012|
|2010/11||16.59||Eaubonne (FRA)||11 FEB 2011|
|2009/10||16.49||Doha (QAT)||12 MAR 2010|
|2006/07||16.72||Samara (RUS)||03 FEB 2007|
|2005/06||17.06||Samara (RUS)||04 FEB 2006|
|1.||Triple Jump||16.68||-0.3||Sao Paulo (BRA)||09 JUN 2007|
|1.||Triple Jump||16.24||0.0||Cali (COL)||22 JUL 2005|
|1.||Triple Jump||16.73||+1.1||Cartagena de Indias (COL)||05 JUL 2013|
|1.||Triple Jump||16.38||+2.5||Lima (PER)||20 JUN 2009|
|3.||Triple Jump||16.45||+0.7||Buenos Aires (ARG)||04 JUN 2011|
|5.||Triple Jump||15.45||+3.2||Tunja (COL)||30 SEP 2006|
|3.||Triple Jump||16.51||+1.6||Guadalajara (MEX)||27 OCT 2011|
|4.||Triple Jump||16.81||+0.4||Rio de Janeiro (BRA)||28 JUL 2007|
|5.||Triple Jump||16.43||+3.0||Toronto (CAN)||24 JUL 2015|
|1.||Triple Jump||16.81||-0.4||Ponce (PUR)||28 MAY 2006|
|2.||Triple Jump||16.70||+3.3||Barquisimeto (VEN)||09 JUN 2012|
|3.||Triple Jump||16.16||+0.4||Huelva (ESP)||06 AUG 2004|
|1.||Triple Jump||16.89||-0.6||Rio de Janeiro (BRA)||21 JUL 2011|
|1.||Triple Jump||16.27||-1.3||Barquisimeto (VEN)||27 JUN 2004|
|1.||Triple Jump||16.94||+1.8||Sao Paulo (BRA)||09 JUN 2013|
|1.||Triple Jump||16.71||+1.7||Sao Paulo (BRA)||24 SEP 2006|
|15 JUL 2017||Sorocaba||BRA||F||F||1.||14.22||NWI|
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Updated 31 July 2008
Jefferson Dias SABINO, Brazil (Triple Jump)
Born 4 November 1982, Guarulhos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil
1.92m / 94kg
Lives: São Paulo
Coach: Nélio Alfano Moura
Club: Clube de Atletismo BM&F (BM&F Athletics Club)
It is a common South American story. An athlete is discovered by chance and, despite not concentrating on the sport until well into his teenage years, he benefits from strong leadership and goes on to stand out internationally.
Jefferson Dias Sabino is one of the newest gems of Brazilian athletics. Before joining this sport, at the age of 14, he used to play basketball. One of the BM&F Athletics Club coaches was dazzled with his height and huge body. Nevertheless, he convinced Sabino to quit basketball after he practised both sports for a whole year.
At that time, Sabino had not only changed sports, but moved from Guarulhos suburbs to Sao Paulo city as well. Led by Nélio Alfano Moura – Jadel Gregório’s first coach and present coach to Maurren Higa Maggi and Keila Costa da Silva - Sabino began to learn jumping techniques. After three seasons, he competed at the 2000 World Junior Championships, in Santiago, Chile, both in Long Jump and Triple Jump.
Sabino had a promising future. However, as he was young, he preferred to attend University as well. Therefore, he combined training with Publicity and Advertising lessons. “When I retire from athletics, I’d like to work in sports marketing, so as to make use of all the experience I will have at that time”, he explained.
Because of the time Sabino dedicated to University, and being out of competition for five months in 2003 with a broken left ankle, he could not reach his best performance during those seasons. However, he did manage to improve his PB little by little.
In 2005, Sabino achieved his first regional great result; winning the gold medal at the South American Championships, in Cali. The following year, he was second to Gregório at the GP in Brazil (17.22 PB), surpassing 17 metres for the first time and defeating Cuban Yoandri Betanzos. “Now I know I can compete with the best athletes,” he said. “Although I had faith I could beat Betanzos that day, I didn’t believe I could reach 17 metres”, he declared.
Thanks to that mark, Sabino was invited to take part in top European meetings. Up to that moment, he had competed only in South America. But now, the Brazilian Athletics Confederation took him to training sessions in Formia, Italy.
In 2007, Sabino recorded his greatest international achievement, winning the gold medal at the Ibero American Championships in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and a place among the Pan American Games podium candidates in Rio de Janeiro. “I was in good shape, but I finished fourth,” he remembered. “However, jumping in front of so many Brazilian spectators was a unique experience. That’s something my brother would not be able to live through”, he added, talking about his younger brother, who is starting to get good results in the Triple Jump and wants to follow his steps.
A few weeks later Sabino took part in his first senior World Championships, in Osaka, but could not pass the qualification round. He did not allow himself to dwell on disappointment and kept training hard for the future. “I needed to be patient and kept on focused on my training sessions,” he said. “I knew I would improve little by little. I was happy with the results, but not satisfied.”
In April 2008, Sabino achieved not only his PB at a meeting in São Paulo with 17.28, but also the A qualifying standard for Beijing. Thus he will be both Gregório’s partner and competitor at the Olympic Games. “I know that, if I repeat that mark, I can reach the Final on my first Olympics,” he said. “Anyway, I don’t want to be anxious. Otherwise it may be disadvantageous. It would surely be exciting to finally experience something you’ve been dreaming of your whole life.
“My goal, besides the Beijing Final, is to achieve 17.40 during this season. For the future, I’m aiming to beat Gregório’s South American record (17.90). But I really don’t want to think about it right now.” He says he manages to forget about jumping only when he goes out with friends or surfs the Internet.
Triple Jump: 17.28 (2008); 17.06i (2006)
Long Jump: 7.54 (2000)
Triple Jump: 2000: 15.78; 2001: 16.01; 2002: 16.45; 2003: 16.66; 2004: 16.62; 2005: 16.75; 2006: 17.22; 2007: 16.90; 2008: 17.28
2000 q World Junior Championships (Santiago) 15.48
2004 3rd Ibero American Championships (Huelva) 16.16
2005 6th World University Games (Izmir) 16.39
1st South American Championships (Cali) 16.24
2006 q World Indoor Championships (Moscow) 16.55
2006 1st Ibero American Championships (Ponce) 16.81
5th South American Championships (Tunja) 15.45
2007 1st South American Championships (São Paulo) 16.68
4th Pan American Championships (Rio de Janeiro) 16.81
q World Championships (Osaka) 16.34
Prepared by Víctor Pochat for the IAAF “Focus on Athletes” project. Copyright IAAF 2008.