Elliot Bunney

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Elliot Bunney
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Born 11 December 1966

Elliot John Bunney (born 11 December 1966 in Edinburgh, Midlothian) is a Scottish former athlete who competed mainly in the 100 metres. He competed for Scotland at the 1986, 1990, 1994 and 1998 Commonwealth Games, winning a Bronze medal in the sprint relay team competition in 1986. He competed for Great Britain in the 1988 Summer Olympics and won a Silver medal as part of the sprint relay team.


He won the AAAs Junior championships in 1984 and 1985.[1] He was also a Scottish 100 metre champion in 1985, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1992, and 1993. He won two Scottish 60 metre indoor titles in 1992 and 1993. In 1985 he became the first athlete to have won sprint titles in successive weeks at Scottish schools, junior and senior levels.[2]

Elliot won two Gold medals competing for Great Britain at the 1985 European Athletics Junior Championships in Cottbus (at that time East Germany). He won the 100m (10.38sec - + 0.6) beating Endre Havas of Hungary with John Regis of Great Britain third. He was part of the winning 4 × 100 m relay team.[3]

He was a AAAs Indoor 60 metre champion in 1987.

At the 1986 Commonwealth Games, competing for Scotland, he was a finalist in the 100 metres and finished 5th. He won a Bronze medal as part of the team that won the 4 x 100 metre relay.

He competed for Great Britain in the 1988 Summer Olympics held in Seoul, South Korea in the 4 x 100 metre relay where he won the Silver medal with his team mates John Regis, Mike McFarlane and Linford Christie.

His personal best in the 100 metres was 10.20 seconds.[4]

Elliot was coached throughout his career by Bob Inglis.[3]

In 1994, he retired from top-level athletic competition aged 27 years old and played rugby for Scottish fourth division side Livingston RFC.[5] and Heriots RFC. He also made a sevens appearance, playing for a Scottish select side at the Selkirk sevens.[4]


  1. ^ "AAA Junior championships (men)". www.gbrathletics.com. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Gillon, Doug (24 June 1985). "Linsey races back in style and qualifies for Japan". Glasgow Herald. p. 15. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "It’s another gold medal for Bunney". Glasgow Herald. 26 August 1985. p. 13. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Bunney bowing out with a relay regret". The Herald. 29 August 1998. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "Bunney turns to rugby on a wing and a prayer". 29 October 1994. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 

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