Pablo McNeil biography

Pablo McNeil

Olympic athlete

1939 – 2011


Who was Pablo McNeil?

Pablo S. McNeil was a Jamaican sprint athlete and sprinting coach. He participated in the 1964 Summer Olympics and the 1968 Summer Olympics. McNeil reached the semifinal of the 100 metres in the 1964 Olympics, finishing sixth with a wind assisted run of 10.30 seconds. He also ran as the first leg in the Jamaican 4x100 metres sprint relay team, placing fourth in the final with a time of 39.4 seconds. At his final Olympics in 1968, McNeil competed in the 100 metres once again but failed to pass the first round. His 100 metres personal best is a run of 10.54 seconds set in 1964.

Among his other sprinting achievements were a number of medals from the British West Indies Championships. He took the 200 m silver at the 1964 Championships, but his greatest haul came at the following year's event, where he finished just behind Lennox Miller for the 100 m silver medal and beat Clifton Bertrand, a two-time champion, to the 200 m gold with a run of 20.8 seconds. He represented Jamaica at the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica. He was part of the Jamaican 4×110 yards relay which won the silver medal and he reached the quarter-finals of both the 100 yard dash and 220 yard dash.


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Sep 12, 1939
  • Jamaica
Jul 4, 2011

on July 23, 2013

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