Jefferson DIAS SABINO

Athlete Profile

  • COUNTRY
    Brazil Brazil
  • DATE OF BIRTH
    04 NOV 1982
    ATHLETE'S IAAF CODE
    180145
Brazilian triple jumper Jefferson Sabino (Getty Images)

Outdoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records
Long Jump 7.67 +1.7 Sao Paulo (BRA) 13 JUL 2004
Triple Jump 17.28 +1.5 Ibirapuera (BRA) 25 APR 2008

Indoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records
Triple Jump 17.06 Samara (RUS) 04 FEB 2006

Latest Active Season: 2017

Outdoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records
Triple Jump 14.22 NWI Sorocaba (BRA) 15 JUL 2017

Outdoor

Long Jump

Performance Wind Place Date
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

Outdoor

Triple Jump

Performance Wind Place Date
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

Indoor

Triple Jump

Performance Place Date
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

Honours - South American Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
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

Honours - Pan American Games

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
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

Honours - Ibero-American Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
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

Honours - World Military Games

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. Triple Jump 16.89 -0.6 Rio de Janeiro (BRA) 21 JUL 2011

Honours - South American U23 Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. Triple Jump 16.27 -1.3 Barquisimeto (VEN) 27 JUN 2004

Honours - National Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
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
Results in:

Triple Jump

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result Wind
15 JUL 2017 Sorocaba BRABRA 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.


Personal Bests

Triple Jump: 17.28 (2008); 17.06i (2006)
Long Jump: 7.54 (2000)


Yearly Progression

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


Career Highlights

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.

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