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 23-4Â½ (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 SÃochÃ¡na 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 â 7.47 (1934).