Milton Bruce "Milt" Ottey (born December 29, 1959 in May Pen, Clarendon, Jamaica) is a retired Canadian high jumper. Milt came to Canada at the age of 10 years. He attended and graduated from high school within the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). He received a full athletic scholarship from the University of Texas El Paso, where he received his bachelor's degree in education.After retiring from active competition Ottey spent several years coaching in various universities throughout the United States, including University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), Kent State University and University of New Mexico before moving back to Toronto.
The number one ranked high jumper in the world in 1982 and the twenty three times indoor and outdoor [National champions] in the men's high jump event, Ottey is the owner and director OT Fitness Educational Services inc. Ottey took over the reins of the UK kids core skills development program International Fun and Team Athletics (IFTA) in Canada. OT Fitness provide programs in schools that promote health and fitness to assist in the core skills development of children and teens. OT Fitness looks at the obstacles to a healthy lifestyle and helps kids jump over them, crawl under them, run around them and tackle them head on “IT’S ABOUT THE KIDS”. Ottey resides in Scarbough with his wife and three children. He is a cousin of nine-time Olympic medallist Merlene Ottey.
- 7-Time Canadian National High Jump Champion (1981–84, 1986–88)
- Won the NCAA & US National titles in 1982.
|1979||Pan American Games||San Juan, Puerto Rico||3rd||High jump||2.19 m|
|1982||Commonwealth Games||Brisbane, Australia||1st||High jump||2.31 m|
|1983||World Championships||Helsinki, Finland||9th||High jump||2.24 m|
|1984||Olympic Games||Los Angeles, United States||6th||High jump||2.29 m|
|1986||Commonwealth Games||Edinburgh, Scotland||1st||High jump||2.30 m|
|1987||World Indoor Championships||Indianapolis, United States||7th||High jump||2.28 m|
|1988||Olympic Games||Seoul, South Korea||17th (q)||High jump||2.22 m|
|1990||Commonwealth Games||Auckland, New Zealand||3rd||High jump||2.23 m|
Note: Results with a q, indicate overall position in qualifying round.
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