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Phillip May

Phil May (athletics) won six triple jump and four long jump Australian titles from 1964 to 1973. During the period, May represented Australia at the 1966 Kingston, 1970 Edinburgh and 1974 Christchurch Commonwealth Games, in addition to the 1968 Olympics in Mexico, where he finished 6th. At Edinburgh, May won gold in the triple jump and silver in the long jump, becoming just the second Australian alongside Jack Metcalf in 1938, to have medalled in both events at the same Commonwealth Games. Holding the Australian triple jump record of 17.02m set in Mexico from 1968-1979, May went on to found a successful West Australian coffee business after his athletics career. Before becoming a national selector and a regular athletics broadcast commentator including at the 1984 Olympics, and 1990 and 1998 Commonwealth Games. Phil May passed away in 2014 aged 70-years-old.

Sport / Discipline

Athletics

Birth state

WA

Date of Birth

20/09/1944

Date of Death

30/11/2014

Kingston, 1966

Edinburgh, 1970

Christchurch, 1974

Results History

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