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Timothy Carroll

Full name: Timothy J. Carroll
Gender: Male
Born: July 8, 1888 in Cork, Cork, Ireland
Affiliations: Polytechnic Harriers, London (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

After placing third in the AAA high jump in 1919, Tim Carroll shared second place in 1920 when he also finished second in the triple jump. Having originally been a member of Clonliffe Harriers, he was one of a number of leading Irish athletes affiliated to the Polytechnic Harriers, and with no Championships being held during the war years, he won the Irish high jump title on seven consecutive occasions (1912-14, 1919-23) and the triple jump in 1913. He also placed third in the 120 yard hurdles in 1912-13. In the high jump, he was the winner for Ireland at the Triangular International in 1914 and he shared first place in 1923. His Irish high jump record of 1.95 (6-5), set in 1913, was not beaten until 1946 when Scotland’s future European champion Alan Paterson beat it by half an inch at the Royal Ulster Constabulary Sports at Belfast. It would be a further eight years before it was beaten by an Irish national. His leap was joint fifth in the all-time rankings of Polytechnic Harriers (now Kingston AC & Polytechnic Harriers) more than 100 years later. After taking part in the 1920 Olympic Games, Carroll represented the British Empire vs. the USA and in 1925 won the Southern Counties high jump title. He continued competing for Polytechnic in his 40th year. A native of the village of Ballineen, west of Cork, Carroll was a Constable in the Royal Irish Constabulary stationed at Belgooly, near Kinsale.

Personal Bests: HJ – 1.956 (6-5) (1913); TJ – 12.75 (41-10) (1913).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Men's High Jump Great Britain GBR 9T
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Men's Triple Jump Great Britain GBR 19
1920 Summer 31 Antwerpen Athletics Men's High Jump Great Britain GBR 9T

Men's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H C/F/P
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Final Round 9T 1.80
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.60 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.70 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.75 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.80 metres 1T xo
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.83 metres 9T xxx
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round NP QU 1.83
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A 1T 1.83
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A 1.60 metres NP xo
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A 1.70 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A 1.75 metres 1T xxo
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A 1.80 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A 1.83 metres 1T xo
1920 Summer 31 Antwerpen Athletics Great Britain Final Standings 9T 1.750
1920 Summer 31 Antwerpen Athletics Great Britain Final Round 9T 1.750
1920 Summer 31 Antwerpen Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round NP QU 1.80

Men's Triple Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Final Standings 19 12.56
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round NP 12.56
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A 5 12.56
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A Round One NP foul
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 5 12.54
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP 12.56
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