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Les Mills

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameLeslie Roy "Les"•Mills
Used nameLes•Mills
Born1 November 1934 in Auckland (NZL)
Measurements188 cm / 121 kg
AffiliationsAuckland
NOC New Zealand

Biography

Les Mills had the following podium finishes at major championships: 1st in the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games discus throw, 2nd in the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games discus throw, 2nd in the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games shot put, 2nd in the 1970 British Commonwealth Games discus throw, 3rd in the 1970 British Commonwealth Games shot put. He also finished seventh in the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games shot put. At the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games he finished fifth in the discus throw and sixth in the shot put.

Personal Bests: SP – 19.80 (1967); DT – 61.52 (1971).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Athletics NZL Les Mills
Shot Put, Men (Olympic) 11
Discus Throw, Men (Olympic) 28 r1/2
1964 Summer Olympics Athletics NZL Les Mills
Shot Put, Men (Olympic) 7
Discus Throw, Men (Olympic) 21 r1/2
1968 Summer Olympics Athletics NZL Les Mills
Shot Put, Men (Olympic) 11
1972 Summer Olympics Athletics NZL Les Mills
Shot Put, Men (Olympic) 23 r1/2
Discus Throw, Men (Olympic) 14

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1960 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony NZL Les Mills
1972 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony NZL Les Mills

Special Notes