Will Claye

Track and Field

Name: Will Claye
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): Triple Jump
Height: 5-11
Weight: 160
DOB: 6/13/1991
Birthplace: Tucson, Ariz.
Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz.
High School: Mountain Pointe High School (Phoenix, Ariz.) ‘08
College: University of Florida '12, Entrepreneurship
Coach(es): Jeremy Fischer
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (2012, 2016); three-time Olympic medalist (2 silver, 1 bronze)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, silver
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, silver (triple jump); bronze (long jump)
  • In 2012, became the first man since 1936 and the first American since 1904 to win Olympic medals in both the long and triple jumps.
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – 19th (triple jump)
  • Years of participation: Outdoor – 2011, 2013, 2015 (triple jump, long jump); Indoor – 2012 (triple jump, long jump)
  • Medals: 3 (1 gold, 2 bronzes)
  • Gold – 2012 (triple jump)
  • Bronze – 2011 (triple jump); 2013 (triple jump)
Personal: Son of William Claye and Saffie Tunis...Has two siblings, Taiyou and James...Trains at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California...As a freshman at the University of Oklahoma (transferred to the University of Florida after his sophomore year), won six major triple jump titles, including the NCAA title...Skipped his final semester of high school to enroll early at Oklahoma...Two-time Arizona state champion in the triple jump...Was the first Arizona high school athlete to triple jump more than 50 feet and set the Arizona triple jump record...He and Christian Taylor, fellow Olympian and former University of Florida teammate, both won medals at the 2012 Olympic Games.

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