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Jerry Wisdom

Full name: Gerald Lloyd "Jerry" Wisdom
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: October 28, 1947 in Kingston, Kingston, Jamaica
Died: August 8, 2009 in Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas
Country: BAH Bahamas
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Jerry Wisdom long jumped in college at the University of Texas at El Paso, then called Texas Western. He competed in the long jump at the 1970 Commonwealth Games as well as the 1968 Olympics, where he long jumped and sprinted. Wisdom was a long-time mentor, coach, and administrator with the Bain Town Flyers Track Club, and was an executive with the Bahamas Amateur Athletic Association. He worked in banking, with the Chase Manhattan Bank in Rock Sound, Eleuthera, and also spent time in politics, becoming a Stalwart Councilor for the Progressive Liberal Party.

Personal Best\: LJ – 7.51 (1969).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Bahamas BAH AC h2 r2/3
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's Long Jump Bahamas BAH 30 QR

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Athletics Bahamas BAH Semi-Finals Heat Two AC DQ
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Athletics Bahamas BAH Round One Heat One 4 QU 39.4 39.45

Men's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Athletics Bahamas Qualifying Round 30 6.99w
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Athletics Bahamas Qualifying Round Group A 14 6.99w
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Athletics Bahamas Qualifying Round Group A Round One NP foul
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Athletics Bahamas Qualifying Round Group A Round Two NP foul NM
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Athletics Bahamas Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP 6.99w