Participants

Nadia EKE

Nadia EKE
    Athletics
Birth Date:  11 Jan 1993
Place of Birth:  ACCRA
Country of birth:  GHA
Age:  25
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  168
Weight (Kg):  71

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Women's Triple Jump 10

Nadia EKE - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Tue, 10 Apr 19:35
Gold Medal Event Women's Triple Jump Final
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's Triple Jump 10 12.98

World Championships
YearLocationEventRankResult
2017 London, GBR Women's Triple Jump 23 13.54

Nickname: Nadz, Nad-E (athlete, Oct 2017)
Hobbies

"Painting, dancing, interior decorating and cooking; actually, pretending I have my own cooking television show to be exact." (Athlete, Oct 2017)


Occupation: Academic/career counsellor (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Education: Degree in social psychology at Columbia University, New York, USA. (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Languages spoken: English, Ga, Adangbe, Twi and intermediate Spanish (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Coach

PERSONAL: Petros KYPRIANOU (CYP) (thisweekinworcester.com, 22 Sep 2017)


Other sports

Basketball (Athlete, Oct 2017)


Injuries

"Bulging spinal disc in 2013. Freak injury which happened in the weight room during front squats." (Athlete, Oct 2017)


Reason: â€œAfter my basketball season was done during spring of 7th grade, my sister suggested I join her on the track team. I put my name down under triple jump because I thought it was the long jump and because all the other jumping events were full.â€? (thisweekinworcester.com, 22 Sep 2017)
Ambition: "My goal is not only to break the national records, both indoor and outdoor, but also win the 2018 African Championship; not only make it into the final at (Gold Coast 2018) Commonwealth Games, but also medal. Also place in the top three at the 2018 Continental Cup.â€? (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Memorable: â€œSecuring my spot in the (Glasgow) 2014 Commonwealth Games final on my last attempt; bronze medal at 2015 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships; silver medal at the 2014 African Championship; qualifying for 2017 IAAF World Championships; graduating from university.â€? (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Hero: â€œMy older sister, Falon EKE. I have never met anyone so supportive, loving and caring.â€? (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Ritual: â€œFor the most crucial part of my pre-meet, I dance to my afro beats playlist.â€? (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Additional information

COMMONWEALTH GAMES
Tenth in triple jump at Glasgow 2014. African champion in 2016, also competed at London 2017 World Championships. (tilastopaja.eu, Oct 2017)


NATIONAL RECORDS
Raised national triple jump record six times in past three years. (tilastopaja.eu, Oct 2017)


OFFICIAL
"I wasn’t an American citizen until this past year. Once you compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), you are automatically classified as an American athlete until you claim allegiance. I just never started competing internationally until 2014, so that's when I officially claimed Ghana." (Athlete, Oct 2017)


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Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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