Eleanor Montgomery

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameEleanor Inez•Montgomery
Used nameEleanor•Montgomery
Born13 November 1946 in Cleveland, Ohio (USA)
Died28 December 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio (USA)
Measurements174 cm / 61 kg
AffiliationsTSU Tigers, Nashville (USA)
NOC United States


Eleanor Montgomery was a two-time gold medalist in the high jump at the Pan American Games, in 1963 and 1967. She competed in the 1963 Pan Ams and the 1964 Olympics while still a student at Cleveland’s John Adams High School. Montgomery won six AAU high jump titles, in 1963-67, and 1969, and added seven AAU titles indoors. She attended Tennessee State University and also jumped for the Cleveland Recreation Department.

Montgomery later worked for the city of Cleveland in the Cleveland Municipal School District, supervising their attendance office. She also worked with the Interchurch Youth Activities Program, helping with their annual track meets and she served as an official for high school track and cross-country meets. Montgomery was the Executive Director of the NFL Players’ Association Youth Camp and also assisted with the Special Olympics.

Personal Bests: HJ – 5-11 (1.80) (1969); LJ – 18-1½ (5.52) (1962).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Eleanor Montgomery
High Jump, Women (Olympic) 8
1968 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Eleanor Montgomery
High Jump, Women (Olympic) 19 r1/2

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