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Simon Hollingsworth

Full name: Simon James Hollingsworth
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: May 9, 1972 in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Affiliations: OVA Athletics Club
Country: AUS Australia
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Simon Hollingsworth was a specialist in the 400 hurdles, competing internationally for New Zealand in the event from 1990-96, although never making a podium in the event at the international level. Hollingsworth won a bronze medal in the 4×400 relay at the 1990 World Junior Championships. He competed at both the 1990 and 1994 Commonwealth Games, helping the New Zealanders to fifth in the 4×4 in 1994. He also competed at the 1995 World Championships in the 400 hurdles but did not get out of the early rounds. Hollingsworth was second in the Australian championships over 400 hurdles in both 1995 and 1996.

Hollingsworth studied law at Exeter College, Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, earning degrees in commerce, law, philosophy, politics, and economics. He later worked in the Victorian Department of the Premier and Cabinet, directing the Resources and Infrastructure Branch. He also has served as the chair of the Australian Athletes Commission, first taking that post in 2000.

Personal Best: 400H – 49.26 (1996).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Athletics Men's 400 metres Hurdles Australia AUS 4 h6 r1/3
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Athletics Men's 400 metres Hurdles Australia AUS 8 h4 r1/3

Men's 400 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L RT
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Athletics Australia Round One Heat Six 4 49.74 7
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Athletics Australia Round One Heat Four 8 52.16 7 0,399
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