Nelson Evora won the Olympic gold medal in the men's triple jump on Thursday.
With a jump of 17,67 meters Nelson won the Olympic gold medal for the triple jump beating silver medalist Phillips Idowu by 5 centimeters.
After Fernanda Ribeiro gold medal at the Atlanta games Portugal gets another gold medal 12 years later.
Who is Nelson Evora
Evora was born in Ivory Coast but moved to Lisbon with his family when he was four. He became a Portuguese citizen in June 2002 having previously competed for the Cape Verde Islands. Evora decided to switch from high jump to long jump and triple jump after injuring his knee at the age of 15.
Nelson Evora Évora currently competes for Portuguese sports club S.L. Benfica.
Gold medallist, 2007 World Championships, triple jump
Fourth place, 2006 European Championships, triple jump
Gold medal,2008 Beijing Olympic games, triple jump- Best world mark of the year 17,67 meters.
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