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Neville Scott

Full name: Neville Ian Scott
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1.5 (187 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: February 25, 1935 in Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand
Died: January 21, 2005 in Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Affiliations: Manurewa Club
Country: NZL New Zealand
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Neville Scott initially showed promise as a middle-distance runner, winning the New Zealand junior mile title in 1954. At the 1958 Commonwealth Games, he finished 3rd in the 3-mile run, and 9th in the mile. His career then suffered from the ravages of alcoholism, but he recovered to make the 1964 Olympic team. Shortly before the 1964 Olympics, he fell and injured his hip, but competed at Tokyo despite the pain. During his career he won the New Zealand three-mile title three times and set New Zealand records in the 1,500 metres, 2-miles, and 3-miles.

Personal Bests: 1500 – 3:42.87 (1956); 5000 – 13:45.0 (1965).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics Men's 1,500 metres New Zealand NZL 7
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics Men's 5,000 metres New Zealand NZL 11 h4 r1/2

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics New Zealand Final 7 3:42.8 3:42.87
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics New Zealand Round One Heat Three 1 QU 3:48.0 3:48.09

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics New Zealand Round One Heat Four 11 15:01.0
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