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We will be on top form - Lewis-Francis

Team GB athlete Mark Lewis-Francis is confident he and his 4x100 metre relay colleagues can put Great Britain in contention for Olympic gold onc...

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Medal Record

London 2012
  • 0 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze
Athens 2004
  • 1 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze

Biography

Mark Lewis-Francis anchored Great Britain’s sprint relay quartet to a famous Olympic gold in Athens, holding off the challenge of Maurice Greene on the line.He has been hit with injuries since then however, missing Beijing 2008 with an Achilles injury, and while it appeared his career would never reach those heights again, he won silver at the European Championships in 2010 and followed that up with silver at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi the same year.He also anchored England’s 4x100m relay quartet to victory in Delhi but in 2011, injuries struck again and he did not compete at the World Championships in Daegu, travelling only as part of the sprint relay team.This year, his injury problems have resurfaced and he could only finish sixth at the Olympic trials in Birmingham before he failed to make the final of the European Championships in Helsinki. His sporting hero is coach Linford Christie and his first Olympic memory was watching his gold medal run in Barcelona.