Leonard Myles-Mills

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Leonard Myles-Mills
Personal information
Nationality Ghanaian
Born (1973-05-09) 9 May 1973 (age 41)
Accra, Ghana
Height 1.75 metres (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 70 kilograms (11 st 0 lb)
Sport
Country Ghana
Sport Track and field
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 100 m: 9.98 sec (1999)
200 m: 20.54 sec (1998)

Leonard ("Leo") Myles-Mills (born May 9, 1973 in Accra, Greater Accra Region) is a Ghanaian athlete specializing in the 100 metres.

Biography[edit]

He has won a gold medal at the 1999 All-Africa Games, a silver medal at the 2003 All-Africa Games and a bronze medal at the 1998 African Championships. In 1999 he set a new African indoor record in 60 metres with 6.45 seconds.[2] His personal best over 100 metres is 9.98 seconds, a Ghanaian record.[3]

Participating in the 2004 Summer Olympics, he achieved a third place in the 100 metres, thus securing qualification from his heat in a season's best time. Entering the second round, he managed to qualify through to the semi-final, following a third place in the race and recording a further improvement upon his season's best. He finished the semi-final in sixth place, thus failing to secure qualification to the final.

Myles-Mills also won 2 NCAA 100m championships while running for Brigham Young University.

Myles-Mills is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[4]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
1999 All-Africa Games Johannesburg, South Africa 1st 100 m 9.99 s
2003 All-Africa Games Abuja, Nigeria 3rd 100 m 10.03 s

References[edit]

  1. ^ Athletics Weekly
  2. ^ African indoor records - IAAF
  3. ^ Commonwealth All-Time Lists (Men) - GBR Athletics
  4. ^ "LDS athletes mine Oly 'metals'", Church News, 2004-08-28.

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