Brendan Reilly

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Brendan Reilly
Personal information
Born (1972-12-23) 23 December 1972 (age 47)
Shipley, United Kingdom
Height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight82 kg (181 lb)
SportTrack and field
Event(s)High jump
ClubBelgrave Harriers, Corby AC

Brendan Anthony John Reilly (born 23 December 1972 in Shipley, West Yorkshire)[1] is a male double Olympic retired high jumper.[2]

Athletics career[edit]

Reilly won medals at the 1992 IAAF World Cup in Cuba and bronze at the 1995 Summer Universiade. 5 times English Schools Champion, former world record holder for 15 year olds (2.12 m), five times British Senior Champion, European and World Schools Champion. Broke the British junior record at 17 with 2m 27cm in May 1990. First British teenager to jump over 2.30 m and a personal best of 2.32 m.

He represented England in the high jump event, at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.[3][4] Four years later he represented England in the high jump again, at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.[5][6][7]

His personal bests in the event are 2.31 metres outdoors (1992) and 2.32 metres indoors (2000).

Personal life[edit]

Brendan is married to Olympic Irish sprinter, Sarah Reilly. Reilly is also an artist with work on display for the Art of the Olympians (AOTO).[8]

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
World Cup Havana, Cuba 3rd 2.26 m
1993 Universiade Buffalo, United States 7th 2.24 m
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 Indoor Championships Barcelona, Spain 14th (q) 2.20 m
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
No mark in the final.
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 23rd (q) 2.20 m


  1. ^ Sports-Reference profile
  2. ^ Brendan Reilly at World Athletics
  3. ^ "1994 Athletes". Team England.
  4. ^ "England team in 1994". Commonwealth Games Federation.
  5. ^ "1998 Athletes". Team England.
  6. ^ "England team in 1998". Commonwealth Games Federation.
  7. ^ "Athletes and results". Commonwealth Games Federation.
  8. ^ "Brendan Reilly: High Jump / Drawing /Writer". Retrieved 10 August 2016.

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