Gary Eddy

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGary John•Eddy
Used nameGary•Eddy
Born25 March 1945 in ?, Victoria (AUS)
Died16 April 2023
Measurements183 cm / 76 kg
AffiliationsBox Hill Athletic Club, Box Hill (AUS)
NOC Australia


Australian athlete Gary Eddy competed in sprint events up to and including the 400 metres as well as the equivalent relay races. Eddy was the national champion in the 220 yards in 1965, the 440 yards in 1966, and the 400 metres in 1967. He ran 9.52 in the 100 metres in 1966, an Australian record that stood until 2021.

At the 1964 Tokyo Olympics Eddy competed in the 400 metres and the 4 × 400 metres relay, reaching the quarter-finals in the former. Two years later he competed in three events at the British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica. He just missed out on a medal in the 100 yards and 220 yards, finishing in fifth and fourth place, respectively. However in the 4 x 110 yard relay he won the bronze medal along with teammates Allen Crawley, Gary Holdsworth, and Peter Norman.

At the 1970 British Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland, Eddy ran in the 100 metres, finishing in fourth, and in the 200 metres where he came seventh. The Australian team also competed in the 4 x 100m relay but the team dropped the baton and did not finish the race.

Personal Best: 100 – 9.52 (1966), 400 – 46.2 (1965).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Summer Olympics Athletics AUS Gary Eddy
400 metres, Men (Olympic) 6 h3 r2/4
4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Australia 4 h2 r1/2

Special Notes


Date of birth is uncertain. Commonwealth Games data also has a DOB of 26 March 1945, but multiple sources confirm the DOB listed above.