Tom Parsons (athlete)

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Tom Parsons (left)

Thomas ("Tom") Martin Parsons (born 5 May 1984 in Birmingham, United Kingdom) is a British athlete competing in high jump.

Parsons finished 20th in the 2003 European Juniors, 17th in the 2005 European U23 championships, 10th in the 2005 World University Games, 11th at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and 10th in the World Championships at Osaka.

Parsons represented Great Britain at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the high jump where he finished 8th with a jump of 2.25.

He has a personal best of 2.30 metres outdoors (2008) and 2.31 metres indoors (2010).

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Great Britain and  England
2003 European Junior Championships Tampere, Finland 20th (q) 2.10 m
2005 European U23 Championships Erfurt, Germany 17th (q) 2.18 m
Universiade Izmir, Turkey 10th 2.15 m
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 11th 2.10 m
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 10th 2.26 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 8th 2.25 m
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 9th (q) 2.26 m
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 10th (q) 2.23 m[1]
Commonwealth Games Delhi, India 5th 2.23 m
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 9th (q) 2.22 m
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 19th (q) 2.25 m
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 28th (q) 2.10 m
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 12th (q) 2.25 m
Commonwealth Games Glasgow, United Kingdom 13th 2.16 m

Personal life[edit]

Parsons was educated at King Edward VI Five Ways school in Birmingham. He studied for a BSC in Sport and PE at UWIC


  1. ^ No Mark in the final.