Tim Forsyth

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Tim Forsyth
Medal record
Men’s athletics
Competitor for  Australia
Olympic Games
Bronze 1992 Barcelona High jump
World Championships
Bronze 1997 Athens High jump

Tim Forsyth (born 17 August 1973 in Mirboo North) is a retired Australian three-time Olympic (92, 96, 00) high jumper.[1]

Forsyth's first success on the international scene came in 1990 with a silver medal at the World Junior Championships. In 1992 the 19-year-old Forsyth won an Olympic bronze medal, equalling his current personal best height of 2.34m. He went on to win another World Junior Championships silver medal, this time beaten by Steve Smith. At the 1994 Commonwealth Games Forsyth finished ahead of Steve Smith.

His ultimate personal best jump of 2.36m was set in 1997, five months before he won his last global-event medal: A bronze at the World Championships in Athens. 2.36m was his ninth Australian record, and also the Oceanian area record. Forsyth is a six-time national champion for Australia in the men's high jump event.

He is the son of former Essendon footballer Jim Forsyth.[2]


Year Tournament Venue Result
1990 World Junior Championships Plovdiv, Bulgaria 2nd
1992 Summer Olympics Barcelona, Spain 3rd
1992 World Junior Championships Seoul, South Korea 2nd
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 9th
1994 Commonwealth Games Victoria, Canada 1st
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 8th
1996 Summer Olympics Atlanta, United States 7th
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 3rd
1998 Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 3rd


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