Full name: Neville Ian Scott
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: New Zealand
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).
|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|
|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|
|1964 Summer||29||Tokyo||Athletics||New Zealand||Round One||Heat Four||11||15:01.0|