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Meet Team USA High Jumper Jamie Nieto | London 2012

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Jamie Nieto, a US Olympic high jumper, finished in 4th place at the 2004 Olympic Games. He has a personal best of 7'8" (2.34m) in the high jump and is still training and looking forward to making more teams. Currently he is focused on making the 2011 World Championship Team in Daegu, South Korea and the 2012 US Olympic Team in London, England.

Jamie has dedicated the past 11 years towards his Olympic dreams. He is a 3 time US National Champion, a 3 Time All American and has been ranked in the top 10 in the nation since 1998. He has represented the US at 3 World Championship Games and 2 Pan American Games and is also a Pan American Games Silver Medalist. Jamie is very dedicated, hard-working and prides himself in keeping his clients motivated. He is NSCA-CPT, CPR, and AED Certified.

I decided to then go to junior college (Sacramento City College) and I felt like this would give me another chance at trying to jump 7'0 and getting the full scholarship that I desired. Well at this point in junior college I jumped 7'0 ¼ (2.14m) and started to develop a hunger for the Olympics. The US outdoor national championships came to Sacramento City College and I was able to watch elite high jumpers for the very first time. It was 1995 and I saw Charles Austin jump 7'5 ¼ (2.27m) and win the meet.

I first began high-jumping back in 1993, when I attended Valley High School. At the time (when I was 16 years old a junior), I discovered that I had a talent and I had a lot of fun high jumping. The traveling was the best part but I figured that if I keep working hard I should be able to jump 7'0 (2.13) and hopefully get a full scholarship to a University of my choice. Well this did not happen and I could not afford to go to college and my grades were only average.Distributed by OneLoad.com

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