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Greg Joy

Full name: Gregory Andrew "Greg" Joy
Gender: Male
Height: 6'4" (194 cm)
Weight: 157 lbs (71 kg)
Born: April 23, 1956 in Portland, Oregon, United States
Affiliations: ?, Vancouver (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Husband of Sue Holloway.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Greg Joy competed exclusively in the high jump for Canada, but attended college at the University of Texas. Joy was Canadian Champion in 1976-78, was silver medalist at the 1978 Commonwealth Games, and placed equal third at the 1976 NCAA Meet. In 1978, in College Park, Maryland, he set a world indoor record with 2.31 (7-7). In 1976 Joy was awarded the Lou Marsh and Norton Crowe Trophies, given to the top Canadian athletes of the year. With his wife, Sue Holloway, a canoeing Olympian, he later became a motivational speaker and operates Raising the Bar, a motivational speaking bureau. He was also for a time an executive director of a food bank. Joy is a member of the British Columbia Sports and Canadian Olympic Halls of Fame.

Personal Best: HJ – 2.31i (1978) [2.26 (1976-outdoors)].

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics Men's High Jump Canada CAN 2 Silver

Men's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank BHC MBHC TMBHC TABHC C/F/P
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics Canada Final Round 2 2.23 2 5 12
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics Canada Final Round 2.00 metres 1T o 0 0 1 2.00
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics Canada Final Round 2.05 metres 4T o 0 0 2 2.05
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics Canada Final Round 2.10 metres 9T o 0 0 3 2.10
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics Canada Final Round 2.14 metres 11T xo 1 1 5 2.14
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics Canada Final Round 2.18 metres 9 xxo 2 3 8 2.18
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics Canada Final Round 2.21 metres 3 o 0 3 9 2.21
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics Canada Final Round 2.23 metres 2 xxo 2 5 12 2.23
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics Canada Final Round 2.25 metres 2 xpp 2 5 12 2.23
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics Canada Final Round 2.27 metres 2 xx- 2 5 12 2.23
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics Canada Qualifying Round 9 QU 2.16 0 2 6
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics Canada Qualifying Round Group A 6 2.16 0 2 6
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics Canada Qualifying Round Group A 2.00 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics Canada Qualifying Round Group A 2.05 metres 1T o 0 0 1 2.05
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics Canada Qualifying Round Group A 2.10 metres 14T xo 1 1 3 2.10
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics Canada Qualifying Round Group A 2.13 metres 12 xo 1 2 5 2.13
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics Canada Qualifying Round Group A 2.16 metres 6 o 0 2 6 2.16