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Chris Newton

Full name: Christopher "Chris" Newton
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11 (181 cm)
Weight: 152 lbs (69 kg)
Born: September 29, 1973 in Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough, Great Britain
Affiliations: North Wirral Velo / Corima RT, FRA / Rapha Condor recycling.co.uk
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Silver, 2 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

A pursuit and points race specialist on the track, Chris Newton was a top junior rider and represented his country at the 1991 World Junior Championships. His senior championship début followed at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Canada where he was part of the English silver medal winning team in the team pursuit. Although a regular member of the British track team since the mid-90s and a competitor at the 1996 Olympics his first appearance on a global championship podium did not come until 2000 when he was part of the British team that won Olympic bronze. Newton won the points race at the 2002 World Championships and was one of the favourites for that event at the 2004 Olympics.

Mechanical problems ruined his tilt at the Olympic title in his individual event in Athens but he had the consolation of a silver in the team pursuit and in 2008 added a bronze in the last ever Olympic points race. He earned seven world championship medals (2 gold, 4 silver, 1 bronze) during his career and won sixteen national track titles. As a road cyclist he was national time trial champion on two occasions and also won the Rás Tailteann in Ireland on two occasions.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Great Britain GBR 10
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze
2004 Summer 30 Athina Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Great Britain GBR 2 Silver
2004 Summer 30 Athina Cycling Men's Points Race Great Britain GBR AC DNF [0/same lap]
2008 Summer 34 Beijing Cycling Men's Points Race Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Cycling Great Britain GBR Qualifying Round 10 4:15.510
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Cycling Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 3/4 1 4:01.979
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Cycling Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Heat One 2 4:02.387
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Cycling Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Heat Four 1 QU 4:04.143
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Cycling Great Britain GBR Qualifying Round 1 QU/OR 4:04.030
2004 Summer 30 Athina Cycling Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Three 1 QU 3:59.866
2004 Summer 30 Athina Cycling Great Britain GBR Qualifying Round 2 QU 4:03.985

Men's Points Race

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS
2004 Summer 30 Athina Cycling Great Britain Final Standings AC DNF [0/same lap]
2008 Summer 34 Beijing Cycling Great Britain Final Standings 3 56
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