Colin Jackson CBE

08 April 2011

Sport/Event > Athletics

Place and Date of Birth >1967, Wales

Height > 180 cm

Weight > 75 kg

Biography >
Without a doubt one of the greatest athletes that Great Britain has ever produced, Colin Jackson called time on his outstanding athletics career in front of an adoring home crowd at the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham in 2003. After more than a decade spent at the very pinnacle of his sport, it was a fitting end to a glittering career.

110m hurdler Colin ranked in the world top 10 for 16 years, was World No.1 from 1992-1994 and, for the last 7 years of his career, was never out of the world’s top 3. Colin still holds the World Record over 110mh outdoors (12.91, World Title, Stuttgart 1993) and over 60mh indoors (7.30, Sindelfingen 1994) and, since setting a European junior record of 13.44 in 1986, went on to set 7 European, 8 Commonwealth and 9 UK records at 110mh.

Personal best >
110m Hurdles – 12.91(WR)
60m Hurdles – 7.30 (WR)

Competitive Records >
Sydney 2000 : 5 : 110m Hurdles
Atlanta 1996 : 4 : 110m Hurdles
Barcelona 1992 : 7 : 110m Hurdles
Seoul 1988 : Silver : 110m Hurdles

Profile and Photo sourced from British Olympics Association, British Olympians website.

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