Linford Christie

Linford Christie

Linford Cicero Christie OBE (born 2 April 1960 in Saint Andrew, Jamaica) is a former sprinter from the United Kingdom. He is the only British man to have won gold medals in the 100 metres at all four major competitions open to British athletes: the Olympic Games, the World Championships, the European Championships and the Commonwealth Games. He was the first European to break the 10-second barrier in the 100 m and still holds the British record in the event. He is a former world indoor record holder over 200 metres, and a former European record holder in the 60 metres, 100 metres and 4 x 100 metres relay. With 24 major championship medals including 10 gold medals, he is the most decorated British male athlete.

Christie's track career was ended when he received a two-year ban for taking a performance-enhancing substance, although he has always denied any wrongdoing. Since his retirement he has focused on coaching, helping Katharine Merry and Darren Campbell to Olympic medals, and his sports management company.

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