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Collection: 1954 Births, Athletes (Track and Field) at the 1980 Summer Olympics, Estonian Athletics Coaches, Estonian Long Jumpers, Estonian Sportsperson-Politicians, Estonian Triple Jumpers, Estonian University of Life Sciences Alumni, Living People, Olympic Athletes of the Soviet Union, Olympic Gold Medalists for the Soviet Union, Olympic Medalists in Athletics (Track and Field), Soviet Long Jumpers, Soviet Triple Jumpers, Sportspeople from Tallinn
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Jaak Uudmäe

Jaak Uudmäe
Personal information
Born September 3, 1954

Jaak Uudmäe (born September 3, 1954 in Tallinn) is a retired Estonian triple jumper and long jumper, gold medalist at the 1980 Summer Olympics.


  • Biography 1
  • Achievements 2
    • Estonian championships 2.1
      • Estonian indoors championships 2.1.1
  • References 3
  • External links 4


In 1979 and 1980 Uudmäe was acknowledged as Estonia's Sportsman of the Year. In 1980 Uudmäe's coach Jaan Jürgenson was nominated as the USSR Coach of the Year and Jaak himself as USSR Master Sportsman of the Year.

His son Jaanus Uudmäe is also a long/triple jumper.[1]


Year Tournament Venue Result Event Mark
1977 European Indoor Championships San Sebastián, Spain 2nd Triple jump 16.46 m
1979 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 3rd Triple jump 16.91 m
1980 Olympic Games Moscow, Soviet Union 1st Triple jump 17.35 m
European Indoor Championships Sindelfingen, West Germany 2nd Triple jump 16.51 m

Estonian championships

1976 Estonian Champion 16.08
1978 Estonian Champion 15.90
1983 Estonian Champion 16.08
1986 Estonian Champion 16.03
1988 Estonian Champion 15.36

Estonian indoors championships

1975 Estonian Indoors Champion 15.72
1977 Estonian Indoors Champion 15.98
1978 Estonian Indoors Champion in long jump 7.29 and in triple jump 15.44
1983 Estonian Indoors Champion 16.60
1985 Estonian Indoors Champion 15.75

Preceded by
Aavo Pikkuus
Estonian Sportsman of the Year
Succeeded by
Jüri Poljans


  1. ^ Jaak Uudmäe: tippsport jääb üha enam fanaatikute pärusmaaks (Estonian)

External links

  • Jaak Uudmäe profile at IAAF
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