At a glance

3 Sep 1965
183 cm / 70 kg 6'0'' / 154 pounds
Male

Although Derek Redmond was one of the best European 400 metre runners of the late 80s and early 90s, was a world champion as part of the British 4×400 relay team and held the national record for seven years, he is probably best remembered for the events of a summer afternoon at the Barcelona Olympics. Arguably in the form of his life, and having started his Olympic campaign by comfortably winning both his heat and quarter-final, Redmond seemed set to qualify for the final when he broke down halfway through his semi-final when his hamstring snapped. After the pain had...

Derek in numbers

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Olympics
Olympics
medals
Gold medal: Silver medal: Bronze medal:
  • Barcelona
    Barcelona 1992
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Barcelona
    Barcelona 1992
    • AC h1 r3/4
      Athletics
      400 metres

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