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Jade Nimmo Athletics

Being Consistant and maintaining focus. Continuing to believe in yourself when times get tough. Being down to earth and giving it your best

About me

After hip surgery in 2015, I transferred to heptathlon. After years of specialising on long jump, I had to take a leap out of my comfort zone to switch to this multiskilled event. I am now training and working as a retained Firefighter in Boness my local town while I train. I still hold the Scottish national women’s long jump record. I achieved this feat (6.47m) in April 2012 at the Hilltoppers Relay meeting in Kentucky, almost 40 years after the original record had been made.

When I was younger I also practised basketball, dance and gymnastics. I was an Olympic torch bearer in 2012 for the London Games. In 2013 I was selected to represent Scotland the following year in the Commonwealth Games where I jumped a season’s best in the qualifying round but unfortunately didn’t reach the final at my first major championships. Next time tho!

I am coached by Darren Ritchie, the Scottish Long jump champion and I'm aiming to represent Scotland in the Heptathlon at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Competitive record

GB Vest World Youths Ostrava (2007)

GB International vs Netherlands (2006)

Scottish Champion Long Jump

Bronze Medallist at the British Senior indoor Championships/ World trials

Scottish Senior Women’s Record Holder for Long jump

Olympic Torch Bearer

Team Scotland, Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games


Jade Nimmo






Team Scotland, Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games
Scottish women's National Record Holder, long jump 6.47m
Olympic torch bearer

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