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Clive Longe

Full name: Clive Citreon Olaf Longe
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 198 lbs (90 kg)
Born: February 23, 1939 in [unknown], Unknown, Guyana
Died: December 27, 1986 in Hamilton, Pembroke, Bermuda
Affiliations: Roath/Loughborough Club
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Clive Longe was a basketball player in his native Guyana but after joining the British Royal Air Force his talents as an athlete were discovered by former British decathlon Hywel Williams whilst both were stationed at RAF St. Athan in Wales. Under Williams’ tutelage Longe won the Welsh title in 1964 and later the same year broke his mentor’s Welsh record with 6342 pts, before going on to win silver for his adopted nation in the 1966 Commonwealth Games decathlon in Kingston, Jamaica. In his other major championship appearances Longe finished 9th at the 1966 European Championship but failed to finish the 1970 version of the same championships. He placed 13th in his sole Olympic appearance in 1968 800 points behind the winner. Longe held Welsh records for discus, pole vault and decathlon (the latter stood for 25 years) and broke the British decathlon record on 8 occasions.

Upon retiring from competition Longe accepted a position as national athletics coach for Bermuda. This was a post he held until his death in tragic circumstances on Christmas Eve in 1986. It is believed that Longe strangled his estranged girlfriend before committing suicide himself.

Longe’s daughter, Tania, was also a multi-eventer and competed for her mother’s home country of Norway in the heptathlon. She was also Norwegian champion in high hurdles, long jump and discus.

In 2014 she was part of the Norwegian delegation to the Sochi Winter Games as a masseuse.

Personal Best: Dec – 7308 (1969).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's Decathlon Great Britain GBR 13

Men's Decathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank P(1962HT) P(1985HT) P(1985AT) T(H) T(A) D P(1962T) P(1985T) H T
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Athletics Great Britain Final Standings 13 7.338 7.175 7.240
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Athletics Great Britain 100 metres 9T 828 830 870 10.9 10.96
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Athletics Great Britain 100 metres Heat One 2 828 830 870 10.9 10.96
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Athletics Great Britain Long jump 21 6.86 791 781
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Athletics Great Britain Shot put 6 15.10 795 796
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Athletics Great Britain High jump 22T 588 544 1.70
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Athletics Great Britain 400 metres 5 838 841 844 49.3 49.37
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Athletics Great Britain 400 metres Heat Four 1 838 841 844 49.3 49.37
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Athletics Great Britain 110 metre hurdles 17T 797 762 784 15.5 15.55
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Athletics Great Britain 110 metre hurdles Heat One 3 797 762 784 15.5 15.55
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Athletics Great Britain Discus throw 2 47.60 829 821
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Athletics Great Britain Pole vault 16 807 617 4.00
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Athletics Great Britain Javelin throw 9 59.30 753 727
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Athletics Great Britain 1,500 metres 15 5:18.87 312 5:18.8
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Athletics Great Britain 1,500 metres Heat Two 5 5:18.87 312 5:18.8
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