Brendan Reilly

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Brendan Anthony John Reilly (born 23 December 1972 in Shipley, West Yorkshire, England[1]) is a retired Irish athlete who competed in the high jump.[2] He switched his allegiance from Great Britain in 1999. Reilly represented Great Britain at the 1992 and Ireland at the 2000 Summer Olympics, both times failing to reach the final. His only major medal was the bronze at the 1995 Summer Universiade.

His personal bests in the event are 2.29 metres outdoors (1999) and 2.28 metres indoors (2000). Brendan is married to an Irish sprinter, Sarah Reilly.

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Great Britain and  England
1989 European Junior Championships Varaždin, Yugoslavia 16th 2.11 m
1990 World Junior Championships Plovdiv, Bulgaria 15th (q) 2.10 m
European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 19th (q) 2.20 m
1991 European Junior Championships Thessaloniki, Greece 5th 2.23 m
1992 European Indoor Championships Genoa, Italy 10th 2.20 m
Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 16th (q) 2.23 m
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 21st (q) 2.20 m
1994 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 7th 2.26 m
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 16th (q) 2.20 m
Commonwealth Games Victoria, Canada 7th 2.25 m
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 18th (q) 2.24 m
Universiade Fukuoka, Japan 3rd 2.27 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 27th (q) 2.23 m
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 9th 2.24 m
Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 5th 2.24 m
Representing  Ireland
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 8th 2.29 m
2000 European Indoor Championships Ghent, Belgium 1st (q) 2.25 m[3]
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 23rd (q) 2.20 m


  1. ^ Sports-Reference profile
  2. ^ Brendan Reilly profile at IAAF
  3. ^ No mark in the final.