A keen footballer as a teenager, who played youth football for Swansea City and scored a penalty against a Real Madrid youth side, Dai Greene switched to athletics after winning the first of many Welsh age-group titles over 75m hurdles.Until this year’s European Championships in Helsinki, where he did not compete, Greene held the world, European and Commonwealth 400m hurdles titles at the same time.Should he add an Olympic title to his collection at London 2012, Greene would become just the fifth British athlete alongside Linford Christie, Daley Thompson, Jonathan Edwards and Sally Gunnell to win all of athletics’ major outdoor gold medals.His sporting hero is fellow Team GB member, footballer Ryan Giggs, and he claims British one lap hurdle legends David Hemery and Kriss Akabusi would be his perfect dinner guests.Greene has suffered from epilepsy since the age of 17 while he trains with fellow 400m hurdler Jack Green. He ran a new personal best at the Paris Diamond League meeting this year and will act as captain of the British athletics team.
Greene pays tribute to coach Arnold as he announces split
Greene eyeing up Commonwealth Games title defence
World champion Greene out of Anniversary Games