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The British and the Olympic Games. Darren Andrew Campbell Tõnu Saare Jõgeva Co-educational Gymnasium Form 11A. Table of contents. Biography Darren at his youth Career at early age Quitting from athletics Returning to athletics Present life Personal best results References:.

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the british and the olympic games

The British and the Olympic Games

Darren Andrew Campbell

Tõnu Saare

Jõgeva Co-educational Gymnasium

Form 11A

table of contents
Table of contents
  • Biography
  • Darren at his youth
  • Career at early age
  • Quitting from athletics
  • Returning to athletics
  • Present life
  • Personal best results
  • References:
biography
Biography
  • Date of Birth: 12 September 1973Manchester England UK
  • Birth Name: Darren Andrew Campbell
  • Height: 6\' 2" (1.88 m)
  • Trade Mark: Olympic Sprinter for Great Britain

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darren at his youth
Darren at his youth
  • was brought up in a two-bedroom council flat in Sale where lived with his mother and sister
  • mother Marva predicted Darren to be a sprinter in the future
  • was both a talented athlete and footballer during his youth

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career at early age
Career at early age
  • first national success in athletics was a gold medal at the English Schools Championships in the 200 m
  • won the 100 m and 200 m gold medals at the European Junior Championships held in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1991
  • won silver medals at theWorld Junior Championships, in the sprint double, and a gold medal in the 4 x 100 m relay in 1992
  • was beaten both times by Ato Boldon

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quitting from athletics
Quitting from athletics
  • left athletics as a result of injuries at the age of 21, 1994
  • took time off from athletics to play football for clubs such as Plymouth Argyle F.C. and Newport County A.F.C. among others

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returning to athletics
Returning to athletics
  • returned to the track in 1995
  • was sufficiently recovered enough to represent Britain in the Summer Olympic Games the following year in 1996
  • made himself into a regular in the national team

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present life
Present life
  • is the new ambassador for Sky Living For Sport
  • works as a football coach (pace and acceleration specialist)

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personal best results
Personal best results
  • 60 m - 6.59s (2003)
  • 100 m - 10.04s (1998)
  • 200 m - 20.13s (2000)
  • from the start to the end of his career, Darren has won 14 gold, 5 silver and 6 bronze medals

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references
References:
  • http://www.nuff-respect.co.uk/clients_darren.htm
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darren_Campbell
  • http://www.biographybase.com/biography/Campbell_Darren.html
  • http://www.athletix.org/Athletes/Campbell.html
  • http://www.astrotheme.com/portraits/RTqBc4ha7Hqw.htm
  • http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/article458633.ece?token=null&offset=0&page=1
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