Dalton Grant

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Dalton Grant
Personal information
Born (1966-04-08) 8 April 1966 (age 55)
Hackney, Greater London
ClubHaringey AC, London

Dalton Grant (born 8 April 1966) is a male British high jumper.

Athletics career[edit]

Grant won a total number of four national titles for Great Britain (AAA Championships) in the men's high jump event. His personal best jump is 2.36 metres, achieved at the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo. He has a personal indoor best of 2.37 metres.[1]

Grant appeared at five consecutive Commonwealth Games. He represented England in the high jump, at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland.[2][3] Four years later he won a silver medal for England, at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland, New Zealand[4][5] which was followed by a third Games appearance for England, at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.[6][7] He finally won a gold medal at the 1998 Games and competed in the high jump for the fifth successive Games in 2002.[8]


Grant was born in Hackney to parents from Jamaica and lived in Brooke Road, Upper Clapton. He went to Hackney Downs School where he started to high jump.[9] He also represented Hackney in the London Youth Games in athletics.[10]

He was later inducted into the London Youth Games Hall of Fame in 2011.

Personal life[edit]

He was a board director of the London 2012 Olympic bid team and he was also a captain of the Great Britain & NI team. Grant was appointed president of the South of England Athletics Association for 2010–2011. Dalton has set up the Dalton Grant Academy in Trinidad and Tobago. He is also a patron of Mossbourne Academy.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Great Britain and  England
1985 European Junior Championships Cottbus, East Germany 6th High jump 2.18 m
1986 Commonwealth Games Edinburgh, United Kingdom 7th High jump 2.10 m
1987 European Indoor Championships Liévin, France 7th High jump 2.27 m
World Indoor Championships Indianapolis, United States 8th High jump 2.28 m
1988 European Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 11th High jump 2.24 m
Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 7th High jump 2.31 m
1989 European Indoor Championships The Hague, Netherlands 2nd High jump 2.33 m
World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 4th High jump 2.35 m
World Cup Barcelona, Spain 2nd High jump 2.31 m
1990 Commonwealth Games Auckland, New Zealand 2nd High jump 2.34 m
European Indoor Championships Glasgow, United Kingdom 7th High jump 2.24 m
European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 4th High jump 2.31 m
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 4th High jump 2.36 m
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 29th (q) High jump 2.15 m
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 4th High jump 2.34 m
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 14th (q) High jump 2.25 m
1994 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 1st High jump 2.37 m
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 9th High jump 2.25 m
Commonwealth Games Victoria, Canada 5th High jump 2.28 m
1995 World Indoor Championships Barcelona, Spain 8th High jump 2.28 m
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 14th (q) High jump 2.27 m
1996 European Indoor Championships Stockholm, Sweden 19th (q) High jump 2.15 m
Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 19th (q) High jump 2.26 m
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 10th High jump 2.25 m
World Championships Athens, Greece 4th High jump 2.32 m
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 2nd High jump 2.34 m
Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1st High jump 2.31 m
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, United Kingdom 6th High jump 2.15 m
European Championships Munich, Germany High jump NM
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 12th (q) High jump 2.20 m


  1. ^ IAAF top lists, high jump, indoor
  2. ^ "1986 Athletes". Team England.
  3. ^ "England team in 1986". Commonwealth Games Federation.
  4. ^ "1990 Athletes". Team England.
  5. ^ "England team in 1990". Commonwealth Games Federation.
  6. ^ "1994 Athletes". Team England.
  7. ^ "England team in 1994". Commonwealth Games Federation.
  8. ^ "Athletes and results". Commonwealth Games Federation.
  9. ^ Olympic Glory, timeline.org.uk Archived 19 November 2008 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 23 June 2009.
  10. ^ http://www.londonyouthgames.org/page.asp?section=23&sectionTitle=Hall+of+Fame Archived 7 March 2013 at the Wayback Machine Hall of Fame retrieved 19 February 2013

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