Reggie Jagers, born Reginald Jagers III, is one of the celebrated American discus throwers who represented the USA in the 2020 Summer Olympics held in Tokyo. Jagers made his place in the American Olympic team after winning second place in the trial games. He showed excellent performance during the trials but failed to make it to the final event in the Olympics.
Besides being an Olympian, Jagers is also a national-level player who is one of the youngest Olympians on the team. He is also a five-time All-American title holder with more than a decade of experience in the game of discus throw.
Biography & Wiki Quick Summary
|Date of birth
|August 13, 1994
|29 years old
|Place of birth
|Cleveland, Ohio, USA
|Cleveland, Ohio, USA
|Solon, Ohio, USA
|Professional discus thrower
|6 ft 2 in(188 cm)
Reggie Jagers’ Net Worth
Jagers has played discus throw for the last nine years. And all these years, he has competed in many events and won a great deal of fame and money.
So, though we don’t know the exact amount of his net worth, it is still safe to assume that he makes enough money from his sports career and has a decent net worth.
Height and Weight
Jagers stands tall at 6 ft 2 in and weighs around 118 kg.
He has a great stature that he has built over these years through intense training and continuous hard work.
Reggie’s Personal Life and Family
Jagers was born in Cleveland to his parents Sander and Phyllis. He is the eldest son of the couple and has a brother named Philip.
Growing up, his mother raised him and his brother all alone. Later she remarried her second husband, and the family grew from three to four.
Despite having parents who have parted ways, Jagers grew up in a stable and supportive household.
His mother was his biggest supporter and did everything to give him and his brother a decent life.
Initially, his mother dreamt of becoming a singer, but she gave up on her dream after having kids.
Instead of working for her achievements, she invested all her time and effort in establishing a business that would support her two boys.
She worked hard every day for her boys, and her hard work paid off. Both Jagers and his brother completed college and started a great career.
Because of all the effort and love that he got from his mother, Jagers is close to his mother.
Though his mother runs her hair-dressing salon to this day, he still does his best to give her a luxurious life.
His mother also looks after him and his brother and supports them in every endeavor.
Even when the father of Jagers died due to cancer, she held her sons together and bid goodbye to her former husband.
Jagers has a great upbringing that he has received from his mother. It is also because of his mother that he is so down to earth and has a friendly personality.
Reggie’s Girlfriend and Relationship
Currently, Jagers is more focused on his career as an athlete and is not dating anyone.
However, given his good looks and success, it won’t take much time for him to find someone and start a romantic relationship.
The 29 year-old athlete went to Solon High School for his high school degree.
After high school, he joined Kent State University. He completed his study at the university in 2017 with a degree in sports administration.
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Jagers started his sports career in high school by joining the football team.
While still playing as a football player, he started doing discus throws during his off-season. Later, he decided to take discus throw from his hobby to his career.
He then utilized all the discipline and training that he got as a football player to ace the discus throw, and he even succeeded.
He soon became the MVP and the most improved player with his enthusiasm and hard work.
His improvements also motivated him to try for the Junior Olympics, where he became the runner-up.
Jagers took his passion for discus throw even in college and won gold during the world university game.
After college, he competed in many competitions worldwide and won many medals.
He competed in the Kingston Grand Prix twice in a row and won 1st and 2nd place. He also won third place in the 2019 Pan American Games.
With every year, Jagers became more and more competent and made his way to the trial games for the 2020 Summer Olympics.
However, it was not easy. At the beginning of 2020, Jagers injured his pectoral muscle, for which he had to undergo surgery. He then spent the rest of the year in rehabilitation for his recovery.
The trial was already difficult for him as he is a left-handed thrower, while everyone is right-handed.
Besides this, even his time off the field made him anxious, and he hadn’t slept for three days before the trial games.
Despite all the odds, he made it into the national Olympic team after coming to the second palace in the trials. He then represented the USA in the 2020 Olympics.
Unfortunately, he didn’t make it to the finals but came in 19th position.
Though Jagers didn’t win any medals, he still showed a great game in the Olympics. And for it, he received a grand welcome in his hometown.
He also received a proclamation from the Mayor in an event, where even the athletic director and track head coach from his high school were present.
After all these good things happened to Jagers, he is more motivated than ever and is working hard for the upcoming world championship and the next Olympics.
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