Mike BULL

Great Britain & N.I.

Mike Bull - Great Britain & N.I. - Decathlon gold, Pole Vault silver at 1974 Commonwealths Games

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 27 August 1973

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    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Wednesday, 11 September 1946
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Belfast, Northern Ireland
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Mike BULL - Great Britain & N.I. - Decathlon gold, Pole Vault silver at 1974 Commonwealths Games

One month after this picture was taken (and at the same venue) Mike set his

personal best in the pole vault of 5.25 metres.


Upon retirement from professional athletics, Mike  Bull O.B.E. lectured on sports studies and

provided sports commentary for UTV (Ulster Television). He opened his own gym

in Dufferin Avenue, Bangor, County Down  Mike Bull's Health Gym and was a

fitness adviser for the Irish Rugby Football Union.

 

In 1986 he co-founded the sports charity Sparks Northern Ireland and raised money

for children suffering from crippling illnesses.

Men's Decathlon.
Commonwealth Games 1974
 
1. Mike BULL   NIR   7417
2. Barry KING   ENG   7277
3. Robert LETHBRIDGE   AUS   7270
 
Men's Pole Vault Final.
Commonwealth Games 1974
 
1. Don BAIRD   AUS   5.05
2. Mike BULL   NIR   5.00
3. Brian HOOPER   ENG   5.00

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 Mike Bull competing at the Crystal Palace on 22nd July 1972.    Photo George Herringshaw. ©

 


Men's Pole Vault Final.
Commonwealth Games 1966
 
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1. Trevor BICKLE   AUS   15' 9"
2. Mike BULL   NI   15' 6"
3. Gerry MORO   CAN   15' 3"
4. Dave STEVENSON   SCO   15' 3"
5. Bob YARD   CAN   15' 0"
6. Trevor BURTON   ENG   13' 6"
7. Norrie FOSTER   SCO   13' 6"
8. A. SOGA   GHA   12' 6"
 
Men's Pole Vault Final.
Commonwealth Games 1970
 
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1. Mike BULL   NI   5.10
2. Alan KANE   CAN   4.90
3. Bob RAFTIS   CAN   4.90
4. BOYD   AUS   4.85
5. Bruce SIMPSON   CAN   4.60
6. RULE   SCO   4.50