Paul Foreman

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full namePaul Leighton•Foreman
Used namePaul•Foreman
Born25 January 1939 in Kingston, Kingston (JAM)
Died15 December 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky (USA)
Measurements183 cm / 71 kg
NOC West Indies Federation
Nationality Jamaica


Paul Foreman was a long and triple jumper who competed in the long jump at the 1960 Roma Olympics for the short-lived West Indies Federation. He started his studies at Kingston’s St. George’s College in his native Jamaica, but then went to college in the USA at the University of Illinois. With Illinois he was a three-time Big Ten long jump champion (outdoor 1960, indoor 1960-61) and placed at the NCAA Meet in both 1959-60.

Foreman won the long jump at the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, at the British West Indies Championships in 1957 and 1960, and added a bronze medal in 1957 in the triple jump at the latter meet.

Foreman went into academia, starting on the faculty at Eastern Illinois University, but later transitioned to work in industry where he specialized in the environmental protection movement. Over the course of his career he held executive roles in multiple companies with positions in New Jersey, Belgium, Kansas, and Kentucky. Foreman retired from General Electric in 2000 after serving in an executive position in manufacturing and on the Business Executive Council at Appliance Park

Personal Best: LJ – 7.62 (1960).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1960 Summer Olympics Athletics WIF JAM Paul Foreman
Long Jump, Men (Olympic) 12

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