Amy Acuff

Olympic High Jumper

(1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)

Personal Best 2.01m/ 6’7”

Residence: Austin, TX

Age: 36

Biography: After the birth of her daughter in 2010, Acuff has resumed training for London 2012. This will be her fifth U.S. Olympic team, after qualifying at the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon with impressive form. She is a Licensed Acupuncturist in Austin, Texas, a subject on which she received extensive training. Acuff has commented that the practice has been partly responsible for her unusual longevity in an event that is considered to be injury prone. She is married to retired pole vaulter Tye Harvey, 19’5 1/2”.



Acuff prepares for her 5th Olympic Team. Competition dates in London are August 9-11.

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