This mark was unbeaten for almost thirteen years and remains the world championship record.Jackson also helped the British 4×100 metres relay team to the world silver medal.Under coach and close friend Malcolm Arnold, Jackson started out as a promising decathlete before switching to high hurdles.
Thorpe I always assumed was also gay but if he prefers not to admit it that's a fair choice.
I reckon you lost the bet 100% Balding for me has been the most consistent, most informed, most amusing of all the television commentary team and her twitter timeline has also been great entertainment.
He returned to the global podium in 1997 but took silver twice – behind Anier García at the Indoor World Championships and Allen Johnson in the World Outdoors.
After winning the European Championships for a third consecutive time in 1998 he became world champion indoors and out in 1999.
During a career in which he represented Great Britain and Wales, he won an Olympic silver medal, became world champion twice, World indoor champion once, went undefeated at the European Championships for 12 years and was a two-time Commonwealth champion.