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Chambers makes experience count to take British 100m title

Dwain Chambers admitted he was effectively running for his career after he claimed his fifth straight 100m title at the Sainsbury’s British Cham...

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British record for Greene

Dai Greene edged out Andrew Osagie to finish second over 600 metres at the British Athletics Glasgow International Match.

The world 400 m...

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McConnell looking forward to home crowd

Hometown girl Lee McConnell is looking forward to an early taste of the Glasgow 2014 atmosphere when she competes in the new Emirates Arena, one...

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Baton error halts GB relay team

Great Britain's men's sprint relay team have missed out on a place in the final of the 4x100 metres following a mistake in the baton changeover ...

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British trio miss out on 100m final

British athletes Adam Gemili, Dwain Chambers and James Dasaolu have missed out on the 100 metres final at the Olympic Stadium.

Gemili, 18...

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Medal Record

London 2012
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Sydney 2000
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Biography

Chambers showed enormous promise as a junior, training with partner Dan Parks. Chambers won the 100 metres and sprint relay gold in the 1995 European Juniors and setting a new world junior record at the same event in 1997. Chambers achieved a bronze medal in the 1999 World Athletics Championships and showed great promise as a young rising star. However he failed to live up to his early promise on the world stage, not managing to take centre stage after the departure of Maurice Greene. He agreed at the start of the 2002 season to relocate to San Francisco, and work under veteran coach Remi Korchemny. At the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, Chambers was one of the favourites to win the 100m title but suffered from a cramp in the final which denied him another medal. Later in the year it was believed that Chambers had laid the ghost of his Manchester failure to rest after winning the 100m at the 2002 European Championships in Munich, and anchoring to victory the Great Britain team in the 4x100m relay.Dwain Chambers is the second fastest British sprinter of all time behind 1992 Olympic champion Linford Christie.