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Paddy Anglim

Full name: Patrick "Paddy" Anglim
Gender: Male
Born: September 6, 1904 in Rosegreen, Tipperary, Ireland
Died: March 3, 1954
Affiliations: ?, Clonmel (IRL)
Country: IRL Ireland
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Paddy Anglim broke 23 feet in the long jump repeatedly in national and international competitions, was also a good sprinter and hurdler, and was the best Irish pole vaulter in his era. He first appeared at the Irish Athletic Championships at Croke Park in June 1928 with a winning long jump of 23-4½ (7.12), the best Irish mark at the nationals since 1906. He would eventually win seven Irish long jump titles (1928, 1931-36) and four pole vault titles (1931-34). His career best jump of 24-6 (7.47) was recorded at Tipperary Town on 24 August 1934. Anglim was a member of the Garda Síochána and served early in his career in County Wexford, and later in Clonmel, and was stationed at Puckane, outside Nenagh for many years prior to his death.

Personal Best: LJ – 7.47 (1934).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics Men's Long Jump Ireland IRL 21 QR

Men's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics Ireland Qualifying Round 21 6.81
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics Ireland Qualifying Round Group A 6 6.81