Kolawole Amos Adedoyin (born 8 April 1991) is a British track and field athlete who competes in the triple jump and has a personal record of 16.61 metres. Kola is the 2012 & 2013 UK Indoor Champion.
Born in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States, he moved to England as a 5 year old and attended The Royal Alexandra and Albert School from 2002-2007 and captained their football, basketball and athletics team. After taking bronze at the 2005 English Schools Championships he started training with former Great Britain International John Vernon at Sutton Arena. He made a big breakthrough in 2007 jumping in the under 17 top ten all time list with 15.08, winning medals at all the national u17 championships that year.
Adedoyin went on to attend Kingston College in 2007 however his first year as a junior athlete was ruined by a knee injury. He bounced back in 2009 with a personal best of 15.63 winning the 2009 English Schools Senior Boys Title, whilst also winning his first Great Britain Junior Call up for the European Athletics Junior Championships. In September 2009 Adedoyin joined an illustrious list of British athletes such as Iwan Thomas, Tony Adams and James Cracknell by attending Brunel University and consequently moved coach to well respected international Coach Frank Attoh. In 2010 Adedoyin won his first UK Senior medal with a bronze medal at the Indoor Championships and followed that up with qualification for the World Junior Championships at Loughborough International with a distance of 15.93 breaking the surrey county junior and senior record. Disaster again struck a couple of weeks later when he ruptured ankle ligaments in Geneva, Switzerland 6 weeks before the World Junior Championships. After much hard work he managed to pass a fitness test, and went on to the World Juniors qualifying for the final on his final jump, unfortunately his ankle did not hold up, nad was forced to pull out of final by team doctors. He finished summer 2010 as Great Britain No1 Junior Outdoors.
The Start of the 2011 Season was again marred by an ankle ligament rupture in December however Adedoyin finished the season as the British Under 23 Champion and No1. Jumping a personal best of 16.06 at Bedford in June and also made his Great Britain Senior team Debut at the European Team Championships 2011.
2012 started well Winning his first UK Indoor Title. He went on to have a successful year at Domestic Championships, with winning efforts at the British University Championships at the Olympic Stadium, Loughborough International for England, National U23 Championships and a more importantly a Silver Medal at the Olympic Trials/National Championships.
In 2013, he had a very short season, placing 3rd in Bratislava for England before breaking his Personal best indoors at the National indoor championships with a 16.50 effort in the first round to win his 2nd national senior title. Unfortunately injury struck with a meniscus tear, he sat out the rest of 2013. Instead concentrating on his studies to earn a degree in Sports Science.
2014 saw a return to form with two back to back wins in Florida in April at the Tom Jones Memorial and the NTC Pura Spring Invitational, the latter in a personal best of 16.61 this qualifying him for that years Commonwealth Games. Unfortunately again disaster struck with an ACL Ligament tear the day before selection.
2015 saw a low key return to action whilst rehabbing from his ACL Tear.
Kolawole's name means "bearer of wealth" in Yoruba which he also speaks.All information taken from IAAF profile.