9 May 1973 |
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||70 kg (11 st 0 lb; 154 lb)|
|Sport||Track and field|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||100 m: 9.98 sec (1999)
200 m: 20.54 sec (1998)
Leonard ("Leo") Myles-Mills (born May 9, 1973 in Accra, Greater Accra Region) is a Ghanaian former athlete who specialized in the 100 metres. He ran a personal best of 9.98 seconds for the event in 1998, becoming the first Ghanaian to break the 10-second barrier. His best of 6.45 seconds for the 60 metres is an African record. Myles-Mills twice represented his country at the Summer Olympics and also at the Commonwealth Games. He was a two-time NCAA Men's 100 m dash champion while running for Brigham Young University..
He has won a gold medal at the 1999 All-Africa Games, a silver medal at the 2003 All-Africa Games and a bronze medal at the 1998 African Championships. In 1999 he set a new African indoor record in 60 metres with 6.45 seconds. His personal best over 100 metres is 9.98 seconds, a Ghanaian record.
Participating in the 2004 Summer Olympics, he achieved a third place in the 100 metres, thus securing qualification from his heat in a season's best time. Entering the second round, he managed to qualify through to the semi-final, following a third place in the race and recording a further improvement upon his season's best. He finished the semi-final in sixth place, thus failing to secure qualification to the final.
|1999||All-Africa Games||Johannesburg, South Africa||1st||100 m||9.99 s|
|2003||All-Africa Games||Abuja, Nigeria||3rd||100 m||10.03 s|