Chris Tomlinson

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Club:Newham & Essex Beagles
Gender:Male
Date of Birth:15/09/1981
Age Group:SEN
County:Middlesex
Region:London
Nation:England
Lead Coach:Unknown

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Domestic Championships Record
1996 – ESAA Championships (triple jump) gold
1998 – AAA Indoor U17 Championships gold
1999 – AAA U20 Championships gold
2000 – AAA Indoor Championships gold
2001 – AAA Indoor Championships gold
2002 – Commonwealth Games Trials gold. AAA Championships silver
2003 – AAA Indoor Championships gold
2004 – AAA Indoor Championships gold. AAA Championships gold
2005 – AAA Indoor Championships silverbr> 2006 – AAA Championships silver
2007 – Norwich Union World Champs Trials gold
2008 – AAA Indoor Championships gold
2009 – Aviva UK Indoor Championships gold
2009 – Aviva World Champs Trials gold
2010 – Aviva European Trials & UK Championships gold. Aviva World Indoor Trials silver
2012 – Aviva Olympic Trials & UK Championships bronze
2013 – Sainsbury's British Championships gold. British Athletics European Indoor Trials & UK Championships silver

Major Championships and International Record
2013 – European Athletics Indoor Championships 7th
2012 – Olympic Games 6th. European Championships 5th q
2011 – IAAF World Championships 11th. Spar European Team Championships 6th
2010 – European Championships bronze. Commonwealth Games NM
2009 – IAAF World Championships 8th. European Team Championships 5th
2008 – Olympic Games 27th q. World Indoor Championships silver
2006 – European Championships 9th
2004 – Olympic Games 5th
2007 – IAAF World Championships 16th q. European Indoor Championships 5th
2006 – Commonwealth Games 6tyh
2004 – IAAF World Indoor Championships 6th. European Cup gold
2005 – IAAF World Championships 4th q
2003 – IAAF World Championships 9th
2002 – European Championships 6th. Commonwealth Games 6th. European Cup gold
2001 – European U23 Championships 6th

Chris showed great raw talent at both the long and triple jump and won eight AAA age group titles. Despite breaking both his wrists in a weight training accident in 2002, he returned in April of that year to break Lynn Davies 34 year old British Long Jump record with 8.27m in Tallahassee. He won the European Cup and became a consistent finalist at major championships, finishing sixth at the Commonwealth Games and European Championships in 2002, followed by a ninth place finish at the 2003 World Championships in Paris.

2004 was arguably his most consistent season, recording eight competitions over 8m (indoors and outdoors), including setting a national record at the World Indoor Championships in Budapest, winning the European Cup for a second time as well as finishing a very creditable fifth at the Olympic Games, jumping 8.23m in qualification, then 8.25m in the final.

Having missed most of the 2005 season through injury, Tomlinson was slightly under-par in 2006 but had a very good start to 2007, where he broke his own British record in June, improving his mark by two centimetres, but despite a good run of form, Tomlinson failed to make the world final in Osaka.

Likewise, the 2008 campaign started well, before slowly petering out. Tomlinson improved his British indoor record by one centimetre in Stuttgart, before winning a world indoor silver medal in Valencia but could not rediscover this sort of form for the outdoor campaign, and was a disappointing fifth at the Olympic Trials.

Having been selected, his Olympic ambitions were put on hold again, as he injured his calf at Crystal Palace, which forced him to withdraw mid-competition and having just recovered in time for Beijing, Tomlinson did not do himself justice, only managing 7.70m in qualification.

In 2009 he jumped more times over 8.00m than ever before and after an early season 8:23m in Italy he was unable to improve on that mark. He qualified for the World Championships Final with 8.06m and in the final repeated that to finish in a respectable 8th place. 2010 saw him clinch the bronze medal in Barcelona at the European Championships with a season's best of 8.23m and at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi after qualifying for the final he landed awkwardly and was stretchered off with a damaged ankle but returned for the final and understandably was way below-par and didn't record a distance to qualify for the final eight places. 2011 saw him extend the UK record to 8.35m in Paris. 2012 was a frustrating year for Tomlinson after injuries held back his season with some lowly marks before exploding into form at the London DIamond League with a 8.26m leap. A sixth place in the Olympic final was a solid performance but it was a 'what might have been' performance in his eyes.

In 2008, he wed his West End actress girlfriend and a former Miss Newcastle, Lucia Rovardi.

Best known performances
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LJ8.358.238.218.268.358.238.238.18i8.298.097.95i8.25/8.28w8.168.278.19wLJ7.627.23i
TJ15.31i15.21wTJ15.31i14.67/14.93w13.24/13.83w

Performances Submit
1996 1998 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

2014 SEN Newham & Essex Beagles
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
607.00i11GatesheadGateshead College Open Series13 Mar 14
607.08i22GatesheadGateshead College Open Series13 Mar 14
LJ8.231.81Bottrop, GEROffene NRW-Meisterschaften1 Jun 14
LJ7.940.04Monaco, MONIAAF Diamond League18 Jul 14
LJ7.94-0.61Horse Guards ParadeSainsbury's Anniversary Games20 Jul 14
LJ7.81i6Moscow, RUSRussian Winter2 Feb 14
LJ7.77-0.33ManchesterGreat City Games17 May 14
LJ7.75i3Emirates ArenaBritish Athletics International Match25 Jan 14
LJ7.72i7Stockholm, SWEXL Galan6 Feb 14
LJ7.700.86Rehlingen, GERInternationales Pfingstsportfest9 Jun 14
LJ7.63i8BirminghamBritish Athletics Grand Prix15 Feb 14
LJNM-Doha, QATIAAF Diamond League9 May 14
2013 SEN Newham & Essex Beagles
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
10011.120.363Gainesville FL, USATom Jones Memorial Invitational20 Apr 13
LJ8.211.54Bad Langensalza, GERDKB Weitsprung-Meeting15 Jun 13
LJ8.080.22Paris, FRADiamond League Meeting Areva6 Jul 13
LJ8.051.52Sotteville lès Rouen, FRAMeeting AEA Classic de Sotteville-les-Rouen8 Jul 13
LJ8.03-1.41BirminghamSainsbury's British Championships13 Jul 13
LJ7.99-0.15Olympic ParkSainsbury's Anniversary Games27 Jul 13
LJ7.98i3qBGothenburg, SWEEuropean Athletics Indoor Championships2 Mar 13
LJ7.970.33BirminghamSainsbury's Grand Prix30 Jun 13
LJ7.960.04Zurich, SUIDiamond League Weltklasse Zurich29 Aug 13
LJ7.95i7Gothenburg, SWEEuropean Athletics Indoor Championships3 Mar 13
LJ7.88i2SheffieldBritish Athletics European Trials & UK Championships9 Feb 13
LJ7.88i5Stockholm, SWEXL Galan21 Feb 13
LJ7.87-0.37Stockholm, SWEDiamond League DN Galan22 Aug 13
LJ7.84i2Tartu, ESTMartin Kutman Memorial5 Feb 13
LJ7.83i2Moscow, RUSRussian Winter3 Feb 13
LJ7.83-0.41GatesheadGreat North CityGames14 Sep 13
LJ7.79-0.52Linz, AUTGugl Games26 Aug 13
LJ7.69-0.92ManchesterGreat Manchester City Games25 May 13
LJ7.660.99Shanghai, CHNDiamond League Shanghai Golden Grand Prix18 May 13
2012 SEN Newham & Essex Beagles
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
LJ8.260.22Crystal PalaceSamsung Diamond League13 Jul 12
LJ8.18-0.11NewcastleGreat North City Games 201215 Sep 12
LJ8.07-0.26Olympic ParkOlympic Games4 Aug 12
LJ8.06w2.42Madrid, ESPMeeting de Madrid7 Jul 12
LJ8.06-0.82qBOlympic ParkOlympic Games3 Aug 12
LJ8.010.43Rabat, MARMeeting International Mohammed VI d'Athlétisme27 May 12
LJ8.010.73Monaco, MONSamsung Diamond League20 Jul 12
LJ7.960.24Brussels, BELSamsung Diamond League7 Sep 12
LJ7.93w2.71AHendonBritish Athletics League Premiership30 Jun 12
LJ7.89-0.33BirminghamAviva Olympic Trials & UK Championships23 Jun 12
LJ7.840.35qBHelsinki, FINEuropean Athletics Championships29 Jun 12
LJ7.821.2-AHendonBritish Athletics League Premiership30 Jun 12
LJ7.780.54BirminghamSamsung Diamond League26 Aug 12
LJ7.770.74Rome, ITASamsung Diamond League31 May 12
LJ7.640.7-Madrid, ESPMeeting de Madrid7 Jul 12
2011 SEN Newham & Essex Beagles
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
LJ8.350.92Paris, FRASamsung Diamond League8 Jul 11
LJ8.30w2.22Crystal PalaceAviva London Grand Prix5 Aug 11
LJ8.28w3.41Vila Real de Santo António, POREuropean Club Championships - Group A28 May 11
LJ8.251.1Crystal PalaceAviva London Grand Prix5 Aug 11
LJ8.20w2.32Bad Langensalza, GERWeitsprung-Meeting2 Jul 11
LJ8.20-0.12Barcelona, ESPMíting Internacional d´Atletisme Ciutat de Barcelona22 Jul 11
LJ8.121.83Stockholm, SWESpar European Team Championships18 Jun 11
LJ8.02-0.57qADaegu, KORIAAF World Championships1 Sep 11
LJ7.871.07Oslo, NORSamsung Diamond League9 Jun 11
LJ7.871.9-Bad Langensalza, GERWeitsprung-Meeting2 Jul 11
LJ7.870.111Daegu, KORIAAF World Championships2 Sep 11
LJ7.730.7-Vila Real de Santo António, POREuropean Club Championships - Group A28 May 11
2010 SEN Newham & Essex Beagles
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
10010.740.92HendonMiddlesex County Championships8 May 10
10010.77w2.11h2HendonMiddlesex County Championships8 May 10
20021.43w2.91HendonMiddlesex County Championships8 May 10
20021.89w2.71h3HendonMiddlesex County Championships8 May 10
LJ8.230.63Barcelona, ESPEuropean Championships1 Aug 10
LJ8.201.62QBBarcelona, ESPEuropean Championships30 Jul 10
LJ8.17w2.71BirminghamAviva European Trials and UK Championships26 Jun 10
LJ8.05w3.74Dakar, SENIAAF World Challenge Meeting24 Apr 10
LJ8.04-0.9-BirminghamAviva European Trials and UK Championships26 Jun 10
LJ7.99i1GlasgowAviva International30 Jan 10
LJ7.982.0-Dakar, SENIAAF World Challenge Meeting24 Apr 10
LJ7.98w3.13Bergen, NOREuropean Team Championships19 Jun 10
LJ7.970.23Zürich, SUIWeltklasse IAAF Diamond League19 Aug 10
LJ7.96-1.51GlasgowSuper8 City Competition7 Jul 10
LJ7.950.01qBDelhi, INDCommonwealth Games8 Oct 10
LJ7.920.73Crystal PalaceAviva London Grand Prix Diamond League14 Aug 10
LJ7.862.01Cork, IRLCork City Games3 Jul 10
LJ7.80-0.96GatesheadAviva British Grand Prix10 Jul 10
LJ7.79-0.46Rome, ITAIAAF Diamond League10 Jun 10
LJ7.770.72Arzana, ITAMeeting Internazionale Terra Sarda7 Sep 10
LJ7.75i2SheffieldAviva World Trials & UK Championships13 Feb 10
LJ7.75i7qBDoha, QATIAAF World Indoor Championships12 Mar 10
LJ7.67w4.11ALee ValleyBritish Athletics League Premiership21 Aug 10
LJ7.150.1-Bergen, NOREuropean Team Championships19 Jun 10
LJNM-Delhi, INDCommonwealth Games9 Oct 10
TJ15.21w4.93ALee ValleyBritish Athletics League Premiership21 Aug 10
2009 SEN Newham & Essex Beagles
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
606.84i21.01Lee ValleyData Connection Indoor Open4 Jan 09
607.03i52.01Lee ValleyData Connection Indoor Open4 Jan 09
607.04i3r1.1EtonWindsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow AC Winter Series7 Feb 09
LJ8.231.22Malles, ITAMalles Summer Meeting28 Jun 09
LJ8.21w2.32Crystal PalaceAviva London Grand Prix25 Jul 09
LJ8.151.61Castellón, ESPEuropean Champion Clubs Cup30 May 09
LJ8.110.02Monte Carlo, MONHerculis Meeting28 Jul 09
LJ8.10w2.12Bad Langensalza, GERLong Jump Meeting6 Jun 09
LJ8.100.98Madrid, ESPMeeting Madrid 20094 Jul 09
LJ8.060.33qABerlin, GERIAAF World Championships20 Aug 09
LJ8.06-0.28Berlin, GERIAAF World Championships22 Aug 09
LJ8.040.91Turin, ITAPrimo Nebiolo Memorial4 Jun 09
LJ8.030.21BirminghamAviva World Trials & National Championships12 Jul 09
LJ7.960.61CardiffUKA Super 810 Jun 09
LJ7.940.4-Bad Langensalza, GERLong Jump Meeting6 Jun 09
LJ7.931.05GatesheadAviva British Grand Prix31 Aug 09
LJ7.924Lausanne, SUIAthletissima7 Jul 09
LJ7.922Gateshead QuaysGreat North City Games (Track)19 Sep 09
LJ7.85-0.37Thessalonika, GREIAAF World Athletics Final13 Sep 09
LJ7.78-0.35Leiria, PORSpar European Team Championships20 Jun 09
LJ7.72i1SheffieldAviva Indoor Trials & UK Trials14 Feb 09
LJ7.69i4Prague, CZEInternational Indoor Meeting26 Feb 09
LJ7.54i7Moscow, RUSRussian Winter1 Feb 09
LJ7.290.74Dubnica nad Váhom, SVKAtletický most6 Sep 09
2008 SEN Newham & Essex Beagles
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
10010.84-0.31BLoughboroughLoughborough International18 May 08
LJ8.18i1Stuttgart, GERSparkassen Cup2 Feb 08
LJ8.09w2.25Bad Langensalza, GERWeitsprung Meeting der Weltklasse7 Jun 08
LJ8.06i2Valencia, ESPIAAF World Indoor Championships8 Mar 08
LJ7.95i3QValencia, ESPIAAF World Indoor Championships7 Mar 08
LJ7.950.4-Bad Langensalza, GERWeitsprung Meeting der Weltklasse7 Jun 08
LJ7.890.24Annecy, FRASpar European Cup21 Jun 08
LJ7.86i1GlasgowNorwich Union International26 Jan 08
LJ7.850.26Hengelo, NEDFanny Blankers-Koen Games24 May 08
LJ7.83i4Athens, GREAthina 2008 (Indoor Grand Prix)13 Feb 08
LJ7.821.06Salamanca, ESPSalamanca Grand Prix2 Jul 08
LJ7.810.45Prague, CZEJosef Odložil Memorial16 Jun 08
LJ7.80i1SheffieldNorwich Union Trials & UK Championships10 Feb 08
LJ7.761.45BirminghamAviva National Championships inc Olympic Trials12 Jul 08
LJ7.74-0.16Crystal PalaceAviva London Grand Prix26 Jul 08
LJ7.700.213Q2Beijing, CHNOlympic Games16 Aug 08
LJ7.540.37GatesheadAviva Grand Prix31 Aug 08
2007 SEN Newham & Essex Beagles
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
10010.71BHendonBritish Athletics League Premiership5 May 07
10010.91MiddlesbroughMiddlesbrough Open7 Apr 07
LJ8.291.72Bad Langensalza, GERBad Langensalza, GER7 Jul 07
LJ8.230.51Prague, CZEJosef Odložil Memorial13 Jun 07
LJ8.161.41Crystal PalaceNorwich Union Super Grand Prix3 Aug 07
LJ8.12w3.94Dakar, SENIAAF Grand Prix Meeting International D'athletisme De La Ville De Dakar28 Apr 07
LJ8.121.11Villeneuve d’Ascq, FRAMeeting Lille Metropole8 Jun 07
LJ8.120.04Rethimno, GRERethimno, GRE18 Jul 07
LJ8.100.0-Dakar, SENIAAF Grand Prix Meeting International D'athletisme De La Ville De Dakar28 Apr 07
LJ8.10w3.51SportcityBritish Athletics League Premiership2 Jun 07
LJ7.99-0.12Monaco, MONHerculis - IAAF Super Grand Prix25 Jul 07
LJ7.990.01SportcityNorwich Union World Trials & AAA Championships28 Jul 07
LJ7.96i2QBBirminghamEuropean Indoor Championships3 Mar 07
LJ7.930.25Stuttgart, GERIAAF World Athletics Final23 Sep 07
LJ7.900.03Don ValleyNorwich Union British Grand Prix15 Jul 07
LJ7.89i5BirminghamEuropean Indoor Championships4 Mar 07
LJ7.890.710QAOsaka, JPNIAAF World Championships29 Aug 07
LJ7.890.05Rieti, ITAIAAF Grand Prix9 Sep 07
LJ7.82i5BirminghamNorwich Union Indoor Grand Prix17 Feb 07
LJ7.790.37Shanghai, CHNGolden Grand Prix28 Sep 07
LJ7.740.04Rovereto, ITAQuercia EAA Meeting12 Sep 07
2006 SEN Newham & Essex Beagles
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
20022.120.65BSportcityBritish Athletics League Premiership3 Jun 06
LJ8.091.03Bad Langensalza, GERInternational Long Jump Meeting8 Jul 06
LJ8.001.43GatesheadBritish Grand Prix11 Jun 06
LJ7.960.66Melbourne, AUSCommonwealth Games22 Mar 06
LJ7.950.47QGothenburg, SWEEuropean Championships7 Aug 06
LJ7.92i4Chemnitz, GER11th International Erdgas Hallenmeeting3 Mar 06
LJ7.912Bendigo, AUSBendigo, AUS12 Mar 06
LJ7.871.62SportcityNorwich Union European Trials inc AAA Champs15 Jul 06
LJ7.85w3.15Cork, IRECork City Sports1 Jul 06
LJ7.801.98Madrid, ESPIaaf Grand Prix17 Jul 06
LJ7.741.75Huelva, ESPHuelva, ESP20 Jun 06
LJ7.74-0.19Gothenburg, SWEEuropean Championships8 Aug 06
LJ7.731GatesheadNorth of England Inter-Counties Championships30 Jul 06
LJ7.681.611Oslo, NORBislett Games2 Jun 06
LJ7.674QAMelbourne, AUSCommonwealth Games21 Mar 06
LJ7.661.28BirminghamNorwich Union International20 Aug 06
LJ7.630.03Rovereto, ITARovereto, Ita30 Aug 06
2005 SEN Newham & Essex Beagles
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
LJ7.95i1BirminghamNUGP18 Feb 05
LJ7.91i2SheffieldAAA Indoor Champs13 Feb 05
LJ7.85i9QMadrid, ESP5 Mar 05
LJ7.83i5Stuttgart, GER29 Jan 05
LJ7.83w2.614QHelsinki, FIN12 Aug 05
LJ7.821.67Don ValleyNorwich Union British Grand Prix21 Aug 05
LJ7.66w2.64Paris (C), FRA3 Sep 05
LJ7.641.9-Helsinki, FIN12 Aug 05
2004 SEN Newham & Essex Beagles
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
LJ8.28w3.31Bydgoszcz, POLEP19 Jun 04
LJ8.251.65Athens, GREOlympic Games26 Aug 04
LJ8.230.93QAthens, GREOlympic Games24 Aug 04
LJ8.17i6Budapest, HUNWI6 Mar 04
LJ8.130.11Limassol, CYP-22 May 04
LJ8.071.74Bad Langensalza, GERInv3 Jul 04
LJ8.05-1.62Seville, ESPInv5 Jun 04
LJ7.96i7QBudapest, HUNWI5 Mar 04
2003 U23 Newham & Essex Beagles
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
LJ8.160.72QSaint-Denis (SF), FRAWC27 Aug 03
LJ8.050.61Yokohama, JPNSuper23 Sep 03
LJ7.97i3Leipzig, GEREIP15 Feb 03
LJ7.96i1GlasgowSco8 Feb 03
2002 U23 Newham & Essex Beagles
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
LJ8.270.21Tallahassee FL, USA-13 Apr 02
LJ8.171.41LoughboroughEvLC,etc.18 May 02
LJ8.170.91Annecy, FRAEP22 Jun 02
2001 U23 Newham & Essex Beagles
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
LJ8.19w4.52AshfordvFRA-B11 Aug 01
2000 U20 Newham & Essex Beagles
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
LJ7.620.34QSantiago, CHIWJ21 Oct 00
LJ7.57i1BirminghamAAA30 Jan 00
TJ15.31i1BirminghamAAA-205 Feb 00
1998 U17 Newham & Essex Beagles
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
LJ7.23i1JarrowNECO-2013 Dec 98
LJ6.95i1BirminghamAAA-1721 Feb 98
TJ14.93w2.72AyrBS-1718 Jul 98
TJ14.67-0.92ExeterES-1710 Jul 98
1996 U15 Newham & Essex Beagles
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
TJ13.83w3.81SheffieldES-1512 Jul 96
TJ13.241.01QSheffieldES-1512 Jul 96
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