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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