Tim Forsyth

Tim Forsyth (born 17 August 1973 in Mirboo North, Victoria, Australia) is a retired Australian three-time Olympic high jumper: 1992, 1996, and 2000).[1]

Tim Forsyth
Medal record
Men’s athletics
Representing  Australia
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Barcelona High jump
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Athens High jump

Forsyth's first success on the international scene came in 1990 with a silver medal at the World Junior Championships. In 1992 a 19-year-old Forsyth won an Olympic bronze medal, equalling his then personal best height of 2.34m. He went on to win another World Junior Championships silver medal, this time beaten by Brit Steve Smith. At the 1994 Commonwealth Games Forsyth finished ahead of Steve Smith.

His ultimate personal best jump of 2.36m was set in 1997, five months before he won his last global-event medal: A bronze at the World Championships in Athens. 2.36m was his ninth Australian record, and also the Oceanian area record. Forsyth is a six-time national champion for Australia in the men's high jump event.

He is the son of former Essendon footballer Jim Forsyth.[2]

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing   Australia
1990 World Junior Championships Plovdiv, Bulgaria 2nd 2.29 m
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain 8th 2.28 m
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 29th (q) 2.24 m
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 3rd 2.34 m
World Junior Championships Seoul, South Korea 2nd 2.31 m
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 9th 2.28 m
1994 Commonwealth Games Victoria, Canada 1st 2.32 m
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 8th 2.25 m
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 7th 2.32 m
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 16th (q) 2.24 m
World Championships Athens, Greece 3rd 2.35 m
1998 Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 3rd 2.28 m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 15th (q) 2.26 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 14th (q) 2.24 m


  1. ^ Tim Forsyth profile at ABC News
  2. ^ "Yallourn schoolboy outshines Games medallists". The Canberra Times. ACT. 12 March 1990. p. 24. Retrieved 12 April 2014.

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