Jeffrey Julmis to represent Haiti in 2012 Olympics in London

Jeffrey Julmis was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., though he has deep Haitian roots.


His parents - Jackson Julmis and Nicole Jean-Pierre - are native Haitians. The young man who has never lived in Haiti is proud to represent his country of origin. On his official website, Jeffrey says, "I had my choice of countries to represent between the United States and Haiti. Since I was a kid, I always said if I get to the Olympics, I want to represent Haiti. I'm proud to be Haitian."

Jeffrey Julmis has been shortlisted to represent Haiti in the upcoming Olympics that are in London, where he will be running the 110m hurdles race. He will join other Haitian athletes in France to attend a training camp and participate in several European competitions of qualification for the London Games.

Many speculate that he chose Haiti over the United States because his best time of 13.50 is unlikely to guarantee him a ticket to the Olympics, but will certainly do in country like Haiti, where there is only one hurdler who has a better record than him.
He will be facing Dayron Robles, the Cuban sprinter and David Oliver who is an upcoming athlete from the United States. Jeffrey Julmis has proved to be a great threat to other sprinters eyeing the medal. He hopes to use the speed of a cheetah to handle the hurdles and ultimately win the race.

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