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Blessing Ufodiama

Blessing Ufodiama

Event: Triple Jump
Height: 5-10
Weight: 134
PR: 14.06m/46-01.50
Born: 11/28/1981
Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA
High School: Long Beach Poly H.S.
College: Washington State University
Coach: Nick Newman

USA Championships
4th at 2014 USA Outdoor Championships 
4th at 2014USA Indoor Championships
4th at 2013 USA Outdoor Championships
2nd at 2013 USA Indoor Championships
Three-time top ten finisher at USA Outdoors (2009-2011)

About Blessing
Ufodiama did not compete for several years after competing at Washington State University, returned to the sport in 2008. Ufodiama had an outstanding jump at the Pre Classic in 2011 where she improved her best mark by nearly half a foot. Ufodiama was born in Nigeria and Ibo is her native language. Works as a personal trainer and Pilates and aerobics instructor. Has also worked as an insurance agent.  Has varied interests including snowboarding, sign language, martial arts, volleyball and dancing.
2014: 4th at USA Indoor Championships (13'44''); 4th at USA Outdoor Championships (13'46'')
2013: 2nd at USA Indoor Championships (13'4''); 4th at USA Outdoor Championships (13'46'')
2012: 10th at Olympic Trials (12.89m/42-3.50); 8th at Adidas Grand Prix (12.98m/42-7); 1st at OTC Pre-Olympic Series (13.28m/43-7); 1st at LA Oxy (13.64m/44-9); 5th at USA Indoor Championships (13.47m/44-2.5); 1st at Flagstaff Lumberjack Invitational (13.29m/43-7.25); 1st at Lister Classic (13.46m/44-2);
2011: 7th at USA Outdoor (13.36m/43-10.00); 2nd at Prefontaine Classic (14.06m/46-01.50); 1st at Mt. SAC (13.92m/45-08.00)
2010: 7th at USA Outdoor (13.34m/43-09.25); 8th at USA Indoor (12.97m/42-06.75)
2009: 7th at USA Outdoor (13.59m/44-07.00); 4th at adidas Classic (13.15m/43-01.75)
2008: 2nd at USATF Club Outdoor (13.24m/43-05.25); 11th in qualifying at Olympic Trials (13.12m/43-00.50)
2007-2005: did not compete
2004: 3rd at Pac-10 Outdoor (12.80m/42-00.00)
2003: 3rd at Pac-10 Outdoor (12.73m/41-09.25)

USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2011: Outdoor best – 14.06m/ (No. 2 in the USA, ranked No. 3 in the USA by T&FN)
2010: Outdoor best – 13.62m/ (No. 8 in the USA)
2009: Outdoor best – 13.59m/ (No. 7 in the USA)
2008: Outdoor best – 13.24m/43-05.25
2004: Outdoor best – 12.81m/42-00.50
2003: Outdoor best – 12.73m/41-09.25
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