Phil May (athlete)

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Phil May
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Born (1944-09-20)20 September 1944
Died 30 November 2014(2014-11-30) (aged 70)

Philip John "Phil" May (20 September 1944 – 30 November 2014)[1] was an Olympic athlete from Australia. He specialised in the triple jump and long jump events, and was a formidable relay runner in the 4 x 100.

May represented Australia at three Commonwealth Games and one Olympic Games, finishing sixth in the Triple Jump at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City.

Between 1965 and 1973 May won ten Australian Championships.

World Rankings[edit]

Phil was ranked in the Top 10 in the World for four consecutive years by the prestigious Track & Field News magazine. [2] [3]


Year Event Ranked
1968 Triple Jump 6th
1969 Triple Jump 6th
1970 Triple Jump 5th
1970 Long Jump 6th
1971 Triple Jump 10th

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