Famous Former Pupils

  Sir Alexander Fleming

  Lord Boyd Orr

Cameron Sharp (b.1960)


Cameron Sharp is the most successful track and field athlete that Kilmarnock Academy has produced. His career was prematurely ended by a serious car accident and he has won admiration for his courageous fight against his injuries.


1978 COMMONWEALTH GAMES CANADA Gold medal 4x100 metres relay

1980 OLYMPIC GAMES MOSCOW Semifinals 100 metres and 200 metres final

1982 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS ATHENS 4th 100 metres and 2nd 200 metres final

1982 COMMONWEALTH GAMES BRISBANE 3rd 100 metres final, 3rd 200 metres final and 3rd 4x100 metres relay final

1983 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS HELSINKI Semi-finals of the 100 metres and 200 metres

1986 COMMONWEALTH GAMES EDINBURGH 3rd 4x100 metres relay

He was also:

the Scottish 100 metres and 200 metres champion

the AAA 100 metres and 200 metres champion

the U.K. national champion



Cameron Sharp

Scottish Youths 100 metres title 1975
Scottish youths 200 metres title 1975
Scottish junior 100 metres title 1976
Scottish senior 100 metres title 1982
Member of winning Scottish team in sprint relay at 1980 Commonwealth Games.
British 100 yards and 200 yards titles1980.
Member of British team Moscow Olympics 1980 (eliminated in semi-final of 100 metres).
Bronze medal in 100 metres and 200 metres in 1982 European championships