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Glynis Nunn

Full name: Glynis Leanne Nunn (Saunders-, -Cearns)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 128 lbs (58 kg)
Born: December 4, 1960 in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Affiliations: ?, Queensland, (AUS)
Country: AUS Australia
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Glynis Nunn took up athletics at age nine and her multi-eventing ability was discovered at the 1975 Queensland State Secondary Schools championships, where she won six events. She was chosen for the 1978 Australian Commonwealth Games team in pentathlon, but had to abandon the competition after two events due to injury. After winning silver in pentathlon at the 1981 Pacific Conference Games, Nunn won heptathlon gold at the 1982 Commonwealth Games, where she was also sixth in the 100 m hurdles and seventh in long jump. At the inaugural World Championships held in 1983 in Helsinki, Nunn finished seventh in heptathlon and was eliminated in the semi-finals of the 100 m hurdles.

At the 1984 Olympics, after the Soviet led boycott left the strong East German and Soviet heptathletes out of competition, Nunn was considered as one of the favorites to medal, although the gold medal favorite was US prodigy [Jackie Joyner]. After two failed attempts in the long jump, her strongest event, Joyner jumped only a safe 6.11 on her third attempt and Nunn took the lead after jumping 6.66. Joyner had the best javelin throw among the leaders, but Nunn outran Joyner in the 800 m to win gold, only five points ahead of Joyner. Nunn also competed in the high hurdles and long jump, finishing fifth and seventh, respectively. Nunn was named both Australian Sportswoman and Australian Sportsperson of the Year for 1984.

After her Olympic victory, Nunn retired from the heptathlon, concentrating on the 100 m hurdles, but her later career was plagued by injuries, so she only managed to win 100 m hurdles bronze at the 1986 Commonwealth Games, and she retired from athletics in 1990. She won Australian titles in the 100 m hurdles in 1982-86, pentathlon in 1978 and 1980, and heptathlon in 1981-82 and 1984. Nunn later worked as athletics coach and sports administrator, holding many positions with the Australian Track and Field Coaches Association and was member of Athletics Australia Management and Construction Committee. She served as a selector and coach of Australian national junior and senior teams.

Personal Bests: 100H – 13.02 (1984); LJ – 6.66 (1984); Hep – 6387 (1984).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Women's 100 metres Hurdles Australia AUS 5
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Women's Long Jump Australia AUS 7
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Women's Heptathlon Australia AUS 1 Gold OR

Women's 100 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) RT L
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Australia Final 5 13.20 0,164 1
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Australia Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 13.14 1
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Australia Round One Heat Two 3 QU 13.29w 3

Women's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Australia Final Round 7 6.53w
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Australia Final Round Round One 4 6.45
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Australia Final Round Round Two 6 6.37 6.45
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Australia Final Round Round Three 7 6.39 6.45
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Australia Final Round Round Four 7 pass 6.45
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Australia Final Round Round Five 7 6.53w 6.45
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Australia Final Round Round Six NP 6.27
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Australia Qualifying Round 9 QC 6.41
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Australia Qualifying Round Group B 4 6.41
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Australia Qualifying Round Group B Round One 4 6.23
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Australia Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 4 6.41 6.41
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Australia Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP 6.28

Women's Heptathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank P(1977AT) P(1985AT) T(A) H P(1977T) P(1985T) C/F/P D
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Australia Final Standings 1 OR 6.390 6.387
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Australia 100 metre hurdles 1 OB 999 1.121 13.02
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Australia 100 metre hurdles Heat Three 1 999 1.121 13.02
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Australia High jump 9T 1.80 1.031 978
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Australia High jump 1.62 metres NP o
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Australia High jump 1.65 metres NP o
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Australia High jump 1.68 metres NP o
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Australia High jump 1.71 metres NP o
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Australia High jump 1.74 metres NP o
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Australia High jump 1.77 metres NP o
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Australia High jump 1.80 metres NP o
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Australia High jump 1.83 metres NP xxx
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Australia Shot put 8 769 715 12.82
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Australia Shot put Round One NP foul
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Australia Shot put Round Two NP 12.44
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Australia Shot put Round Three NP 12.82
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Australia 200 metres 3 932 975 24.06
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Australia 200 metres Heat Three 3 932 975 24.06
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Australia Long jump 2 1.047 1.059 6.66
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Australia Long jump Round One NP 6.52
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Australia Long jump Round Two NP 6.66
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Australia Long jump Round Three NP 6.58
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Australia Javelin throw 11 695 583 35.58
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Australia Javelin throw Round One NP 35.46
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Australia Javelin throw Round Two NP 35.58
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Australia Javelin throw Round Three NP 35.36
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Australia 800 metres 2 917 956 2:10.57
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Australia 800 metres Heat Three 2 917 956 2:10.57
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