Martyn Bernard

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Martyn Bernard
Commonwealth Games 2014 - Athletics Day 4 (14798420381).jpg
Martyn Bernard in 2014
Medal record
Representing  Great Britain
Men's athletics
European Athletics Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Barcelona High jump
European Indoor Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Birmingham High jump
Commonwealth Games
Silver medal – second place 2006 Melbourne High jump
Continental Cup
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Split High jump

Martyn John Bernard (born 15 December 1984 in Wakefield, United Kingdom) is a British athlete, competing in high jump.

Bernard has won a silver medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne and a bronze medal in the 2007 European Athletics Indoor Championships.

In Osaka in 2007 he set an outdoor best of 2.29 in qualifying, and in the final after clearing 2.21 passed all the way up to 2.33, where he failed twice at 2.35. The reason he did this was, that he was injured and had to limit his jumps.

2008 Summer Olympics[edit]

Bernard represented Great Britain at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the high jump. He qualified for the final along with two other Britons with a jump of 2.29.

Personal life[edit]

Away from athletics, Martyn graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in 2007 with a 2:1 degree in psychology, he has recently started a law degree and hopes to pursue this as a career, when he retires form athletics. A natural entertainer Martyn is also very well known for providing spectators with his version of Gene Kelly’s ‘Singing in the Rain’ during the European Championships in Barcelona in 2010. In 2012 he became an honorary director of the Film production Company, "21st Century Filmworks Ltd", A Fucilla Production Company, and coproducer of the film “Fields of Gold” currently in pre production stage.

He is cousin to singer and Marks and Spencers model VV Brown and older brother of Luke Bernard.

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Great Britain and  England
2002 World Junior Championships Kingston, Jamaica 10th 2.14 m
2003 European Junior Championships Tampere, Finland 12th 2.15 m
2005 European U23 Championships Erfurt, Germany 11th 2.21 m
Universiade Izmir, Turkey 3rd 2.23 m
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 2nd 2.26 m
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 14th (q) 2.23 m
2007 European Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 3rd 2.29 m
Universiade Bangkok, Thailand 5th 2.23 m
World Championships Osaka, Japan 14th 2.21 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 9th 2.25 m
2009 European Indoor Championships Turin, Italy 16th (q) 2.22 m
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 3rd 2.29 m
Commonwealth Games Delhi, India 16th (q) 2.13 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 29th (q) 2.21 m
2014 Commonwealth Games Glasgow, United Kingdom 5th 2.21 m

Personal bests[edit]

  • High jump, outdoor: 2.29 (2007)
  • High jump, indoor: 2.30 (2007)
  • TVS annual Go-Karting Championship: 1st place (2015)