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Simon Hollingsworth : biography

9 May 1972 -

Simon Hollingsworth (born 9 May 1972) is a former track and field athlete who is the CEO of the Australian Sports Commission. Hollingsworth competed nationally and internationally for Australia in the 400 metres hurdles. He participated in the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games, the Commonwealth Games and World Athletics Championships.

Hollingsworth holds the record at under 18 level in the 400m hurdles with a time of 50.45 seconds. He studied at St Patrick's College, Launceston, and St Virgil's College, Hobart, before graduating from the University of Tasmania in 1996 with a combined degree of Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws, achieving Honours in Law. He was a Rhodes Scholar at Exeter College, Oxford where he studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. Hollingsworth is a member of the Athletes commission and has acted as chairperson of the Commission since 2000. He was an Executive Director in the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet before being appointed the CEO of the Australian Sports Commission on 27 September 2011.

Competition Event Position Result
National Competition
1993-94 Aust. T & F 400m hurdles 3 49.68
1994-95 Aust. T & F 400m hurdles 2 49.73
1995-96 Aust. T & F 400m hurdles 2 50.12
International Competition
1990 Commonwealth Games 400m hurdles 12 of 17 51.54
1990 World Junior 400m hurdles 20 of 29 52.9
1990 World Junior 4 x 400 metres 3 3.05.51
1992 Olympic Games 400m hurdles 22 of 49 49.74
1994 Commonwealth Games 400m hurdles did not finish -
1994 Commonwealth Games 4 x 400 metres 5 3.03.46
1995 World Championships 400m hurdles 34 of 54 50.66
1996 Olympic Games 400m hurdles 51 of 55 52.16
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