Randy LEWIS

Athlete Profile

  • COUNTRY
    Grenada Grenada
  • DATE OF BIRTH
    15 NOV 1978
    ATHLETE'S IAAF CODE
    137948
Grenadian triple jumper Randy Lewis (Getty Images)

Outdoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records
Long Jump 7.97 +1.7 Baton Rouge, LA (USA) 29 MAY 2002
Triple Jump 17.49 0.0 Sao Paulo (BRA) 22 MAY 2008

Legend

* Not legal.

Indoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records
Long Jump 7.68 Ames, IA (USA) 09 FEB 2001
Triple Jump 17.27 Karlsruhe (GER) 10 FEB 2008

Legend

* Not legal.

Latest Active Season: 2012

Outdoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records
Triple Jump 16.43 +0.7 Wesel (GER) 28 MAY 2012

Outdoor

Long Jump

Performance Wind Place Date
2006 7.41 +0.4 Rechberghausen (GER) 01 MAY 2006
2003 7.57 +0.9 Austin, TX (USA) 05 APR 2003
2002 7.97 +1.7 Baton Rouge, LA (USA) 29 MAY 2002
2000 7.51 -1.0 Lincoln (USA) 07 MAY 2000

Outdoor

Triple Jump

Performance Wind Place Date
2012 16.43 +0.7 Wesel (GER) 28 MAY 2012
2011 16.62 -0.3 Daegu (KOR) 12 MAY 2011
2010 17.29 +1.1 Gateshead (GBR) 10 JUL 2010
2009 17.17 0.0 Montreuil-sous-Bois (FRA) 11 JUN 2009
2008 17.49 0.0 Sao Paulo (BRA) 22 MAY 2008
2007 17.43 0.0 London (GBR) 03 AUG 2007
2006 17.31 +0.3 Banská Bystrica (SVK) 27 AUG 2006
2005 16.88 +0.5 Chania (GRE) 06 JUN 2005
2004 17.34 +0.4 St. George's (GRN) 29 MAY 2004
2003 16.80 +1.6 Des Moines, IA (USA) 26 APR 2003
2002 16.20 0.0 Arlington (USA) 30 MAR 2002
2000 15.78 +0.7 Des Moines, IA (USA) 29 APR 2000
1999 15.75 +1.7 Palm Beach, FL (USA) 25 MAY 1999
1998 15.45 0.0 Port-of-Spain (TTO) 08 MAY 1998
1997 15.66 0.0 Bridgetown (BAR) 04 APR 1997

Indoor

Long Jump

Performance Place Date
2002/03 7.44 Manhattan, KS (USA) 22 FEB 2003
2001/02 7.68 Cedar Falls, IA (USA) 23 FEB 2002
2000/01 7.68 Ames, IA (USA) 09 FEB 2001
1999/00 7.56 Cedar Falls, IA (USA) 25 FEB 2000
1998/99 7.19 Lincoln (USA) 26 FEB 1999

Indoor

Triple Jump

Performance Place Date
2010/11 16.87 Stockholm (SWE) 22 FEB 2011
2009/10 16.50 Leverkusen (GER) 07 FEB 2010
2007/08 17.27 Karlsruhe (GER) 10 FEB 2008
2006/07 17.04 Moskva (RUS) 28 JAN 2007
2005/06 16.84 Karlsruhe (GER) 29 JAN 2006
2004/05 16.35 Ames, IA (USA) 12 FEB 2005
2003/04 16.17 Air Force Academy (USA) 24 JAN 2004
2001/02 16.29 Manhattan, KS (USA) 07 DEC 2001
2000/01 15.75 Manhattan, KS (USA) 16 FEB 2001
1999/00 16.15 Ames, IA (USA) 12 FEB 2000
1998/99 15.47 Lincoln (USA) 27 FEB 1999

Honours - World (Continental) Cup

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
5. Triple Jump 16.85 +1.0 Split (CRO) 05 SEP 2010

Honours - Pan American Games

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
7. Triple Jump 16.42 0.0 Rio de Janeiro (BRA) 28 JUL 2007

Honours - World Athletics Final

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
3. Triple Jump 17.01 -0.4 Stuttgart (GER) 13 SEP 2008
4. Triple Jump 17.21 +0.6 Stuttgart (GER) 22 SEP 2007
7. Triple Jump 16.46 -0.4 Thessaloniki (GRE) 12 SEP 2009
7. Triple Jump 16.72 0.0 Stuttgart (GER) 09 SEP 2006

Honours - Commonwealth Games

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
6. Triple Jump 16.73 +0.7 New Delhi (IND) 12 OCT 2010
6. Triple Jump 16.53 +1.9 Melbourne (AUS) 25 MAR 2006
8. Long Jump 7.63 +1.2 Manchester (GBR) 30 JUL 2002
Results in:

Triple Jump

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result Wind
12 MAY 2012 Leverkusen GERGER F F 1. 14.66 +0.2
20 MAY 2012 Garbsen Springer-Meeting GERGER F F1 2. 16.09 +0.2
27 MAY 2012 Hengelo Fanny Blankers-Koen Games NEDNED B F 9. 14.16 -0.2
28 MAY 2012 Wesel Springermeeting GERGER F F 1. 16.43 +0.7
03 JUN 2012 Bilbao Reunión Internacional ESPESP E F 6. 15.74 +2.6
16 JUN 2012 Bochum-Wattenscheid German Ch. GERGER B F 3. 16.12 +1.7


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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

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