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Colin Jackson

Full name: Colin Ray Jackson
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11.5 (182 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: February 18, 1967 in Cardiff, Cardiff, Great Britain
Affiliations: Cardiff Athletic Club/Brecon
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

With only a silver medal to show from four Olympic Games, Colin Jackson's Olympic record seems bare in comparison to his other achievements in the sport. In a 20-year career he won everything the sport had to offer except an Olympic gold medal and won most titles on multiple occasions. He was twice world champion, in 1993 and 1999, and set a new world record as he won his first title in Stuttgart in 1993. Jackson also won a bronze in his first World Championship in 1987 and silver a decade later. He went through his entire career without tasting defeat at the European Championships and is one of only four athletes to have won four successive titles at the event. Added to his list of hurdles victories are two Commonwealth Games (1990 & 1994), a World Indoor hurdles championships and two European Indoor Championships. He also competed as a pure sprinter and was European Indoor 60 m champion in 1994 as well as being an occasional member of the British 4×100 team. As a relay runner he won a silver medal in the 1993 World Championships and competed regularly at the Europa Cup. Jackson's 1993 world record of 12.91 seconds stood for 13 years until broken by Liu Xiang. He was Europe's Athlete of the Year in 1994 and was three times voted Wales' Sports Personality of the Year. After he retired Jackson turned to coaching, notably with 400 metre runner Tim Benjamin and with the physical conditioning of swimmer Mark Foster and has been a regular member of the BBC athletics commentary team. He also a director of a company that produces television programmes for the IAAF. Colin's sister, Suzanne Packer, is a well-known actress in the UK.

Personal Best: 110H – 12.91 (1993).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles Great Britain GBR 2 Silver
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles Great Britain GBR 7
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles Great Britain GBR 4
2000 Summer 33 Sydney Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles Great Britain GBR 5

Men's 110 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) RT L
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Athletics Great Britain Final 2 13.28 0,131 1
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Athletics Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 13.55 4
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Athletics Great Britain Quarter-Finals Heat Four 1 QU 13.37 4
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat One 1 QU 13.50 3
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Athletics Great Britain Final 7 13.46 3
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Athletics Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 13.19 7
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Athletics Great Britain Quarter-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 13.57 6
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat One 1 QU 13.10 3
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Athletics Great Britain Final 4 13.19 0,133 5
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Athletics Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 13.17 0,139 6
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Athletics Great Britain Quarter-Finals Heat Three 1 QU 13.33 0,126 3
1996 Summer 29 Atlanta Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Four 1 QU 13.36 0,140 8
2000 Summer 33 Sydney Athletics Great Britain Final 5 13.28 0,139 1
2000 Summer 33 Sydney Athletics Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 13.34 0,144 6
2000 Summer 33 Sydney Athletics Great Britain Quarter-Finals Heat Four 1 QU 13.27 0,136 4
2000 Summer 33 Sydney Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Six 1 QU 13.38 0,135 1
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