Simmone Jacobs

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Simmone Jacobs
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Born (1966-09-05) 5 September 1966 (age 53)
Reading, Berkshire
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Kim Simmone Geraldine Jacobs (born 5 September 1966) is a female retired British athlete who competed in the 100 metres and 200 metres. She represented Great Britain at four Olympic Games (1988–96), winning a bronze medal as a 17-year-old at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics in the 4 x 100 metres relay. She also won a relay bronze medal at the 1990 European Championships and relay medals at three Commonwealth Games.

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Career

Jacobs was born in Reading, Berkshire, England. She was a member of the Reading Athletic Club and later Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers. Her career best times are 11.31 secs for 100 metres (1988) and 22.95 for the 200 metres (1996). She won the AAA Championships 200 metres title in 1986, 1988 and 1996, and the UK Championship 200 metres title in 1997. A talented junior, she won three medals at the 1983 European Junior Championships and won an Olympic bronze medal aged 17, along with Heather Oakes, Kathy Cook and Bev Callender, with Jacobs replacing an injured Shirley Thomas in the British sprint relay squad at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. She also won sprint relay bronze at the 1990 European Championships; relay silver at the 1990 Commonwealth Games, and relay bronzes at the 1994 and 1998 Commonwealth Games. Her other individual results include finishing fourth in the 200 metres final at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh (just 0.02 from a medal), and seventh in the 100 metres final at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

International competitions

YearCompetitionVenuePositionEventNotes
Representing the Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain / Flag of England.svg  England
1983 European Junior Championships Schwechat, Austria 2nd100 m11.59 sec
3rd200 m23.28
3rd4 × 100 m44.86
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 3rd4 × 100 m43.11
1986 Commonwealth Games Edinburgh, Scotland 4th200 m23.48
1987 World Championships Rome, Italy quarter-final100m11.83
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea quarter-final100 m11.31
quarter-final200 m23.38
semi-final4 × 100 m43.50
1990 Commonwealth Games Auckland, New Zealand7th100 m11.53
2nd4 × 100 m44.15
European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 3rd4 × 100 m 43.32
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan semi-final200m23.72 (23.37)
heats4 × 100 m43.43
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain quarter-final200 m23.61
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 8th4 × 100 m43.83
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 18th (h)200m 23.75 (wind: -2.1 m/s)
5th4 × 100 m relay 43.63
Commonwealth Games Victoria, Canada semi-final100m11.47
3rd4 × 100 m43.46
World Cup London, United Kingdom8th4 × 100 m44.45
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States quarter-final200 m22.96
8th4 × 100 m43.93
1998 Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia semi-final100 m11.71
semi-final200 m23.73
3rd4 × 100 m43.69

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