Clarence Saunders (athlete)

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Clarence Saunders
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Bermuda
Bronze medal – third place 1983 Edmonton High jump
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 1990 Auckland High jump
Bronze medal – third place 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
1983 Universiade Edmonton, Canada 3rd High jump 2.26 m
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 23rd (q) High jump 2.15 m
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 21st (q) High jump 2.18 m
1987 World Championships Rome, Italy 5th High jump 2.32 m
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, Korea 5th High jump 2.34 m
1989 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 14th High jump 2.20 m
1990 Commonwealth Games Auckland, New Zealand 1st High jump 2.36 m GR
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain High jump NH


  • Results with a (q) indicate overall position in qualifying round.
  • Saunders no heighted (NH) in the qualifying round at the 1992 Olympic Games, failing three times at his opening height of 2.15 m.


External links[edit]

Clarence Saunders profile at IAAF