Full name: Jaak UudmÃ¤e
Other name(s): Yaak Yaakovich Uudmyae, Ð¯Ð°Ðº Ð¯Ð°ÐºÐ¾Ð²Ð¸Ñ Ð£ÑÐ´Ð¼ÑÑ
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: September 3, 1954 in Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia
Affiliations: JÃµud Tartu
Country: Soviet Union
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
At the 1980 Olympics, Estonian Jaak UudmÃ¤e pulled one of the major upsets of those Olympics, when he denied the fourth Olympic gold for [Viktor Saneyev]. The 1980 Olympic triple jump was set up for Saneyev to win his fourth gold and match [Al Oerter]'s record but was marked by very faulty officiating. UudmÃ¤e jumped his personal best of 17.35 in the third round, which Saneyev could not better. In addition to his Olympic gold UudmÃ¤e won three medals at the European Indoors, silvers in 1977 and 1980 and bronze in 1979, adding silver at the 1979 Universiade. UudmÃ¤e never won a Soviet title, winning silver in 1979 and bronzes in 1978 and 1980, but he was an 11-time Estonian SSR champion between 1975-88. He was also named Estonian athlete of the year in 1979 and 1980.
After finishing his sports career, UudmÃ¤e worked as an athletics coach in OtepÃ¤Ã¤, Estonia. From 1990-98 he was the deputy mayor and chairman of the city council of OtepÃ¤Ã¤ and from 1998-99 worked as general secretary of the Estonian Athletics Federation. From 2000-13 UudmÃ¤e worked as a physical education teacher at the Rocca al Mare School, one of the most prestigious private schools in Estonia, and since 2013 has been a member of Tallinn's city council.
Personal Best\: TJ â 17.35 (1980).
|1980 Summer||25||Moskva||Athletics||Men's Triple Jump||Soviet Union||URS||1||Gold|
|1980 Summer||25||Moskva||Athletics||Soviet Union||Final Round||1||17.35|
|1980 Summer||25||Moskva||Athletics||Soviet Union||Final Round||Round One||NP||foul|
|1980 Summer||25||Moskva||Athletics||Soviet Union||Final Round||Round Two||3||16.83||16.83|
|1980 Summer||25||Moskva||Athletics||Soviet Union||Final Round||Round Three||1||17.35||17.35|
|1980 Summer||25||Moskva||Athletics||Soviet Union||Final Round||Round Four||1||foul||17.35|
|1980 Summer||25||Moskva||Athletics||Soviet Union||Final Round||Round Five||1||17.08||17.35|
|1980 Summer||25||Moskva||Athletics||Soviet Union||Final Round||Round Six||NP||17.28|
|1980 Summer||25||Moskva||Athletics||Soviet Union||Qualifying Round||4||QU||16.69|
|1980 Summer||25||Moskva||Athletics||Soviet Union||Qualifying Round||Group A||2||16.69|
|1980 Summer||25||Moskva||Athletics||Soviet Union||Qualifying Round||Group A Round One||5||16.03|
|1980 Summer||25||Moskva||Athletics||Soviet Union||Qualifying Round||Group A Round Two||2||16.69||16.69|
|1980 Summer||25||Moskva||Athletics||Soviet Union||Qualifying Round||Group A Round Three||NP||pass|