Colin JACKSON

Great Britain GBR

Athletics

  • Olympic Medals
    1 S
  • Games participations
    4
  • First Olympic Games
    Seoul 1988
  • Year of Birth
    1967
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Biography

Colin JACKSON

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).

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Sydney 2000

#5
110 metres Hurdles
110 metres Hurdles Athletics
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Atlanta 1996

#4
110 metres Hurdles
110 metres Hurdles Athletics
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Barcelona 1992

#7
110 metres Hurdles
110 metres Hurdles Athletics
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Seoul 1988

S
110 metres Hurdles
110 metres Hurdles Athletics