David Stevenson

David  Stevenson CBE DL  competed for Great Britain in the Pole Vault at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, where he cleared three heights with no fails but could not achieve the qualifying mark for the final

David also took part in the Commonwealth Games in 1962 (10th place), 1966 (4th place, matching the height of the bronze medallist) and 1970 (9th place)

At local level, he won the Scottish Athletics Championships eight years out of nine between 1962 and 1970,  claimed the gold medal at the 1965, AAA Indoor Championships (plus four silvers from other years)  and two bronze at the AAA Championships,
While at university he also challenged for the Scottish title in the Long Jump and Triple Jump.

David was a multi times National Record holder from 1962-1966 with a best of 15’4’’ (4.67m) which he held for ten years.

Under the auspices of Edinburgh Woollen Mill, David sponsored Edinburgh Southern Harriers Ladies for many years.

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