Amy Acuff

Amy Acuff
Amy Acuff Valence 2008.jpg
Acuff at the 2008 World Indoor Championships
Personal information
Full nameAmy Lyn Acuff
Born(1975-07-14) July 14, 1975 (age 42)
Port Arthur, Texas
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight145 lb (66 kg)
Country United States
SportTrack and field
Event(s)High jump
ClubUCLA Bruins
TeamUSA Track & Field


Amy Lyn Acuff (given birth to July 14, 1975) is a monitor and field sportsman from america. A high leap professional, she competed in the 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Video games as an associate of USA Monitor and Field. Her greatest Olympic performance arrived in the 2004 Video games, where her leap of just one 1.99 m earned her fourth put in place the final.

Born in Interface Arthur, Tx, she established herself domestically with wins in the united states Outdoor Monitor and Field Championships in 1995 and 1997. At age 22, she became the Universiade champ, edging out Monica Iagăr in the 1997 high leap last. Acuff was the champion from the 1998 Hochsprung mit Musik conference in Arnstadt, Germany, getting the initial non-European champion in the annals of the function. She continued to win on the nationwide championships in 2001, 2003, 2005 and 2007. Six nationwide championships, all in unusual numbered years.Her personal very best is certainly 2.01 m, which she attained on the Weltklasse Golden Group international monitor and field meet in Züwealthy, Switzerland, on August 15, 2003. She completed 4th place at that high leap competition.Through the 2004 Olympic final, she is at bronze medal position through 1.99m. At 2.02m, after Vita Styopina cleared her life time personal best on her behalf initial attempt, Acuff strategically thought we would pass in what could have been her personal best merely to similar Styopina and retain bronze medal placement. At that time, American tv commentator Dwight Rocks said "That is clearly a decision she'll take into account the rest of her lifestyle."While in senior high school in 1993 she was named the country wide Girl's "SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL Athlete of the entire year" by Monitor and Field Information.Her 1.95m in the Texas Relays in age group 36 on March 31, 2012 should qualify while the W35 American Experts record.Just 17 times before her 40th birthday, about June 28, 2015, Acuff placed third in the USATF monitor championships in Eugene, Oregon, potentially qualifying her for 2015's US delegation towards the globe championships in Beijing, nevertheless she needed leap of just one 1.94 meters, the qualifying standard. She, and all the other American ladies, were ultimately struggling to fulfill this standard and may not really compete in Beijing.She was Inducted in to the Texas Monitor and Field Instructors Hall of Popularity, Course of 2015.

Personal bests

Great jump (outside): 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) - Zurich, August 15, 2003 Great leap (indoors): 1.97 m (6 ft 5 ⁄ 2  in) - Indianapolis, March 11, 1995

National titles

Country wide Scholastic Indoor Champ: 1991, 1992 NCAA (Country wide Collegiate) Indoor Champ: 1994, 1995, 1997 NCAA Outdoor Champ: 1995, 1996 6 Period U.S. Outdoor Champ: 1995, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007 5 Period U.S. Indoor Champ: 2001, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009

International competitions

Year Competition Place Position Records Representing the  USA 1992 Globe Junior Championships Seoul, South Korea 9th 1.85 m 1993 Pan American Junior Championships Winnipeg, Canada 1st 1.83 m 1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 3rd 1.88 m 1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 8th 1.93 m 1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, USA 24th (q) 1.85 m 1997 World University Games Sicily, Italy 1st 1.98 m World Championships Athens, Greece 14th (q) 1.92 m IAAF Grand Prix Last Fukuoka, Japan 6th 1.93 m 1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 9th 1.93 m 2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 31st (q) 1.80 m 2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 4th 1.96 m Globe Championships Edmonton, Canada 10th 1.90 m IAAF Grand Prix Final Melbourne, Australia 2nd 1.96 m 2003 Globe Indoor Championships Birmingham, UK 10th 1.92 m Globe Championships Paris, France 9th 1.90 m 2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 4th 1.99 m IAAF Globe Athletics Final Monaco 6th 1.95 m 2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 8th 1.89 m 2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 13th (q) 1.90 m IAAF Globe Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 5th 1.94 m Globe Glass Athens, Greece 3rd 1.94 m 2007 Globe Championships Osaka, Japan 12th 1.94 m IAAF Globe Athletics Last Stuttgart, Germany 5th 1.94 m 2008 Globe Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 6th 1.95 m Olympic Games Beijing, China 19th (q) 1.89 m 2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 12th 1.87 m 2012 Olympic Games London, UK 20th (q) 1.85 m Results using a Q indicate Acuff's overall position in the qualifying round.


Amy Acuff can be known on her behalf career like a magic size. She was the main topic of modeling projects, press stories, and pictures associated with her sports profession like a monitor and field athlete. Acuff was actually presented on national tv commercials. A fresh challenge was used 1999 as she effectively organized the producing from the 2000 Omnilite Millennium Calendar of Champions, which presented nude/semi-nude photos of Acuff and 11 additional U.S. feminine monitor and field celebrities, with fifty percent the proceeds likely to the Florence Griffith-Joyner Youngsters Foundation.Acuff's cover looks include: Esquire, "Ladies of Summer time: Power & Beauty: A Profile of America's 10 Sexiest Sports athletes" Men's publications, such as for example Maxim and FHM The 2004 Olympics had been mentioned for the large numbers of feminine Olympians who posed nude—pursuing in the footsteps from the 2000 Matildas as well as the Omni calendar. From the 2004 good examples the most noticeable was Acuff's appearance around the cover and within Playboy's "THE LADIES from the Olympics" concern. Acuff appears over the the surface of the name for THE ENTIRE Book from the Olympics: 2008 Release.

Personal life

Acuff graduated from Calallen SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL in Corpus Christi, Tx. She went to UCLA and was inducted in to the UCLA Athletics Hall of Popularity in 2007. Acuff continued to study in the Academy of Oriental Medication in Austin, Tx, and become an authorized acupuncturist.She actually is distantly linked to nation musician Roy Acuff (her grandfather's second cousin).She actually is married to Tye Harvey, a retired pole vaulter. They possess a child, Elsa.Not only is it a magic size, Acuff can be an artist with focus on display using the Art from the Olympians.