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Nelson Evora

Birthplace: Côte d'Ivoire
Immediate Family:

Son of Paulo Evora and <private> Evora

Occupation: Triple jump and long jump athlete
Managed by: Carina TT
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About Nelson Evora

Nelson Évora (born April 20, 1984) is a Portuguese athlete, of Cape Verdean descent, who specializes in the triple jump and long jump. He is the current triple jump olympic and former world champion. Évora currently competes for Portuguese sports club S.L. Benfica. He represented Cape Verde until 2002, when he got Portuguese citizenship, in June that year.

Medal Record

Olympic Games

  • Gold - 2008 Beijing - Triple jump

World Championships

  • Gold - 2007 Osaka - Triple jump
  • Silver - 2009 Berlin - Triple jump

World Indoor Championships

  • Bronze - 2008 Valencia - Triple jump


  • Gold - 2009 Belgrade - Triple jump
  • Gold - 2011 Shenzhen - Triple jump

European U23 Championships

  • Bronze - 2005 Erfurt - Triple jump

European Junior Championships

  • Gold - 2003 Tampere - Triple jump
  • Gold - 2003 Tampere - Long jump
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Nelson Evora's Timeline

April 20, 1984
Côte d'Ivoire