The oldest man to win an Olympic 100m title, Linford Christie claimed the 1992 title in Barcelona aged 32. In all he competed in three Olympic Games.
Coached by Ron Roddan, he was 26 before he won his first major medal. With a reputation for his 'presence' on the track he became the world's number one in the most fiercely competitive event and prestigious event in athletics the men's 100m.
In an international career spanning seventeen years Linford competed over 60 times for his country and won more major championship medals (23) than any other British male sprinter, the pinnacle his Olympic title.
Linford's impressive title collection includes Olympic, World Championship, 3 European, 3 Commonwealth, 10 European Cup and 4 World Cup Gold medals.