Gordon Miller (athlete)

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Gordon Miller
Personal information
Full nameGordon Albert Miller
NationalityBritish
Born (1939-12-16) 16 December 1939 (age 80)[1]
Croydon, Greater London, England
Years active1958–1967
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Weight85 kg (187 lb)[1]
Sport
CountryUnited Kingdom
SportAthletics
Event(s)High jump

Gordon Albert Miller (born 16 December 1939 in Croydon, Greater London, England) is a former British high jumper.

Athletics career[edit]

Miller first competed internationally at the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Cardiff, Wales. Representing England, he finished in tenth place in the final of the high jump with a jump of 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m).[2] One month later at the 1958 European Athletics Championships in Stockholm, Sweden, Miller, representing Great Britain in the high jump, only managed to clear 6 ft 34 in (1.85 m) and was not enough to make the final.[3] At the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Miller qualified in equal 13th place for the final of the high jump with a jump of 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in). In final, Miller didn't improve on his qualifying height and finished in 16th position. Two years later at the 1962 European Athletics Championships in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Miller finished in 11th place in the high jump final with jump of 6 ft 7 34 in (2.03 m).[4] Two months later at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Perth, Australia, Miller recorded his best international result finishing fourth in the high jump clearing the bar at 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m).[5] At his final international meet, the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Miller in the high jump cleared the qualifying height of 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in), however in the final the best he could manage was 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in). This placed him in 18th position.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Profile of Gordon Miller". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Results of the men's high jump at the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games". CGF. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Stockholm Results". The Times. London: Times Newspapers Ltd. 25 August 1958. p. 4.
  4. ^ Our Athletics Correspondent (17 September 1962). "Unexpected Marathon Win For Britain". The Times. London: Times Newspapers Ltd. p. 3.
  5. ^ "Results of the men's high jump at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games". CGF. Archived from the original on 8 April 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2014.