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Great British Olympians 1948-1960
Great British Olympians 1948-1960
Chris Brasher was an unlikely Olympic hero in Melbourne, Harry Llewellyn led Britain to its only gold in Helsinki, and tiny Don Thompson was a giant in Rome....
Great British Olympians Pre-Second World War
Great British Olympians Pre-Second World War
The 1981 movie Chariots of Fire immortalised the achievements of Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams at the 1924 Olympics in Paris, where boxer Harry Mallin won his…...
Greatest British Jumpers
Greatest British Jumpers
Long jumpers Mary Rand and Lynn Davies completed a memorable double for Britain at the Tokyo Olympics, and 36 years later Jonathan Edwards struck gold at the Sydney…...
Greatest British Olympic Female Middle Distance Runners
Greatest British Olympic Female Middle Distance Runners
Kelly Holmes overcame injuries to achieve a middle distance double at the Athens Olympics aged 34, but Ann Packer won 800m gold in Tokyo aged 22 and then retired....
Greatest British Olympic Hurdlers
Greatest British Olympic Hurdlers
David Hemery smashed the world record to win the 400m hurdles at the Mexico City Olympics, and Sally Gunnell struck gold in the same event 24 years later....
Greatest British Olympic Male Middle Distance Runners
Greatest British Olympic Male Middle Distance Runners
One of the greatest rivalries in sport made the clashes between Sebastian Coe and Steve Ovett at the Moscow Games among the most keenly anticipated in Olympic history....
Greatest British Olympic Rowers
Greatest British Olympic Rowers
Oarsman Steve Redgrave, Britain's ultimate Olympian, won gold medals at five consecutive Olympics and his long-time partner Matthew Pinsent won a fourth gold of his…...
Greatest British Olympic Sailors
Greatest British Olympic Sailors
Scottish sailor Shirley Robertson was the first British woman to win gold medals at consecutive Olympics, but was overlooked by the Royal Yachting Association for the…...
Greatest British Olympic Shooters
Greatest British Olympic Shooters
Years of dedication to small bore rifle shooting paid dividends for Malcolm Cooper when he won gold medals at both the Los Angeles and Seoul Olympic Games....
Greatest British Olympic Sprinters
Greatest British Olympic Sprinters
Allan Wells ended Britain's 56-year wait for an Olympic 100m title in Moscow, but Linford Christie's positive drugs test in 1999 tainted the gold he had won in Barcelona....
Greatest British Olympic Swimmers
Greatest British Olympic Swimmers
Scot David Wilkie started a goldrush for British breaststroke swimmers in 1976, with Duncan Goodhew, in 1980, and Adrian Moorhouse, in 1988, following in his footsteps....
Greatest British Olympics Decathletes
Greatest British Olympics Decathletes
Double Olympic champion Daley Thompson, who struck gold in Moscow and Los Angeles, is the most successful decathlete in history and dominated the sport for almost a…...
Greatest British Olympics Female All-Rounders
Greatest British Olympics Female All-Rounders
Mary Peters broke the world record to beat an outstanding pentathlete and home favourite in Munich, while the main heptathlon rivals of Denise Lewis succumbed to…...
Greatest British Olympics Field Events Stars
Greatest British Olympics Field Events Stars
Tessa Sanderson became the first British woman to win an Olympic throwing event at the Los Angeles Games in 1994, securing javelin gold with an Olympic record....
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