Mick Hill (javelin thrower)

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Mick Hill
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Born (1964-10-22) 22 October 1964 (age 56)
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ClubLeeds City AC

Michael Christopher Hill (born 22 October 1964) is a male English former javelin thrower who was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire.


Athletics career

Hill won a bronze medal at the 1993 World Championships and a silver medal at the 1998 European Championships. He represented Great Britain at four Olympic Games and competed in over 20 major championships between 1983 and 2002, only failing to reach the final twice. He has since coached heptathlete Jessica Ennis. [1]

He is also a four-time Commonwealth Games medallist. He represented England and won a silver medal, at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland. [2] [3] Four years later he represented England and won another silver, at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland, New Zealand. [4] [5] A third silver medal was won when he represented England at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada [6] [7] before he won his first medal of a different colour, winning a bronze medal for England, at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. [8] [9] [10]


Representing Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain and Flag of England.svg  England
1983 European Junior Championships Schwechat, Austria11th66.44 m
1986 Commonwealth Games Edinburgh, United Kingdom 2nd78.56 m
European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 8th 77.34 m
1987 World Championships Rome, Italy 7th79.66 m
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 20th (q) 77.20 m
1990 Commonwealth Games Auckland, New Zealand2nd83.32 m
European Championships Split, SFR Yugoslavia 4th 82.38 m
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 5th84.12 m
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 11th 75.50 m
World Cup Havana, Cuba5th76.84 m
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 3rd82.96 m
Grand Prix Final London, United Kingdom3rd83.52 m
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 6th 80.66 m
Commonwealth Games Victoria, Canada2nd81.84 m
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 6th81.06 m
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States12th 78:58 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 4th86.54 m
Grand Prix Final Fukuoka, Japan 5th82.28 m
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 2nd 86.92 m
Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia3rd83.80 m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 14th (q)80.75 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia11th 81.00 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 12th77.81 m
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 10th76.12 m
Results with a (q) indicate overall position in qualifying round

Seasonal bests by year

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  1. London 2012: Jessica Ennis – Team GB's poster girl from The Guardian , 5 August 2012, retrieved 5 May 2015
  2. "1986 Athletes". Team England.
  3. "England team in 1986". Commonwealth Games Federation.
  4. "1990 Athletes". Team England.
  5. "England team in 1990". Commonwealth Games Federation.
  6. "1994 Athletes". Team England.
  7. "England team in 1994". Commonwealth Games Federation.
  8. "1998 Athletes". Team England.
  9. "England team in 1998". Commonwealth Games Federation.
  10. "Athletes and results". Commonwealth Games Federation.