Timothy Carroll

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameTimothy Joseph•Carroll
Used nameTimothy•Carroll
Born8 July 1887 in Castletown, Cork (IRL)
Died26 October 1975 in Hastings, England (GBR)
AffiliationsPolytechnic Harriers, Westminster (GBR)
NOC Great Britain
Nationality Ireland


After placing third in the AAA high jump in 1919, Tim Carroll shared second place in 1920 when he also finished second in the triple jump. Having originally been a member of Clonliffe Harriers, he was one of a number of leading Irish athletes affiliated to the Polytechnic Harriers, and with no Championships being held during the war years, he won the Irish high jump title on seven consecutive occasions (1912-14, 1919-23) and the triple jump in 1913. He also placed third in the 120 yard hurdles in 1912-13. In the high jump, he was the winner for Ireland at the Triangular International in 1914 and he shared first place in 1923. His Irish high jump record of 1.95 (6-5), set in 1913, was not beaten until 1946 when Scotland’s future European champion Alan Paterson beat it by half an inch at the Royal Ulster Constabulary Sports at Belfast. It would be a further eight years before it was beaten by an Irish national. His leap was joint fifth in the all-time rankings of Polytechnic Harriers (now Kingston AC & Polytechnic Harriers) more than 100 years later. After taking part in the 1920 Olympic Games, Carroll represented the British Empire vs. the USA and in 1925 won the Southern Counties high jump title. He continued competing for Polytechnic in his 40th year. A native of Castletown, Cork, Carroll was a Constable in the Royal Irish Constabulary stationed at Belgooly, near Kinsale.

Personal Bests: HJ – 1.956 (6-5) (1913); TJ – 12.75 (41-10) (1913).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1912 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR IRL Timothy Carroll
High Jump, Men (Olympic) =9
Standing High Jump, Men (Olympic) DNS
Triple Jump, Men (Olympic) 19
1920 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR IRL Timothy Carroll
High Jump, Men (Olympic) =9


Date of death previously listed as 25 May 1955 in Marino, IRL.