Clarence Saunders (athlete)

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Clarence Saunders
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Bermuda
Commonwealth Games
Gold 1990 Auckland High jump
Bronze 1982 Brisbane High jump

Clarence Nicholas "Nick" Saunders (born 14 September 1963) is a retired Bermudian high jumper.

He won a bronze medal at the 1982 Commonwealth Games and finished fifth at the 1988 Summer Olympics. In 1989 he held the Commonwealth record with 2.34 metres, but this was equalled by Dalton Grant. At the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland, Saunders would jump 2.36 to take the Commonwealth record and the gold medal ahead of Grant. [1] 2.36 metres remained Saunders' career best jump, and it is still a Bermudian record. [2] Dalton Grant would later improve his personal best to 2.36 metres (2.37 metres indoor [3]). He also still holds the national record for the 400 metres hurdles, set in 1994.

International competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Bermuda
1980 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Hamilton, Bermuda 2nd High jump 2.05 m
1981 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Nassau, Bahamas 7th 100 m 10.9
1st High jump 2.18 m
4th Triple jump 15.04 m
1982 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Kingston, Jamaica 2nd 200 m 22.0
1st High jump 2.13 m
Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20) Bridgetown, Barbados 6th 200 m 21.69
2nd High jump 1.98 m
8th Long jump 6.83 m
Commonwealth Games Brisbane, Australia 3rd High jump 2.19 m
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, Korea 5th High jump 2.34 m
1990 Commonwealth Games Auckland, New Zealand 1st High jump 2.36 m GR


External links[edit]

Clarence Saunders profile at IAAF