Leo Myles-Mills
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Leo Myles-Mills
Leonard Myles-Mills
Personal information
Nationality Ghanaian
Born (1973-05-09) 9 May 1973 (age 45)
Accra, Ghana
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 70 kg (11 st 0 lb; 154 lb)
Country Ghana
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..

His brother John Myles-Mills was also a sprint athlete.[2]

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.[3] His personal best over 100 metres is 9.98 seconds, a Ghanaian record.[4]

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.

Myles-Mills is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[5]

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
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

See also


  1. ^ Athletics Weekly
  2. ^ Leonard Myles-Mills Staff Bio | Men's Track Assistant Coach. BYU Cougars. Retrieved on 2015-07-14.
  3. ^ African indoor records - IAAF
  4. ^ Commonwealth All-Time Lists (Men) Archived 2007-05-20 at the Wayback Machine. - GBR Athletics
  5. ^ "LDS athletes mine Oly 'metals'", Church News, 2004-08-28.

External links

  • Leonard Myles-Mills at IAAF
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Leonard Myles-Mills". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.

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