req: Who was this guy?

req: Who was this guy?

Post by jvel » Sun, 20 Oct 1996 04:00:00


I was wondering if anyone knows the name of the runner in the Barcelona
Olympics who pulled his hamstring during his race but hopped to the finish
with his fathers help.  If you do could you please send me the details.

Jim


 
 
 

req: Who was this guy?

Post by Rusty Wilso » Sun, 20 Oct 1996 04:00:00


writes:

Quote:

>I was wondering if anyone knows the name of the runner in the
Barcelona
>Olympics who pulled his hamstring during his race but hopped to the
finish
>with his fathers help.  If you do could you please send me the
details.

>Jim



Derric Redmond - Great Britain

 
 
 

req: Who was this guy?

Post by Mark » Thu, 24 Oct 1996 04:00:00

Quote:
>I was wondering if anyone knows the name of the runner in the Barcelona
>Olympics who pulled his hamstring during his race but hopped to the finish
>with his fathers help.  If you do could you please send me the details.

The chaps name is Derek Redmond (aged 30, now married to Olyympic swimmer Sharron
Davies) and at the time he was the UK 400m record holder.  Derek was an
exceptionally gifted athlete but was always prevented from achieving his potential
due to injuries particularly to his achilles tendons. After years of being
sidelined, he got into shape for the Toyko World Championships where he formed part
of the winning 4 by 400 squad. With the help of his dad and coach Tony Hadley Derek
tried to achieve something in the Olympics. (Injuries preventing from running in
previous Olympic games). He found good form coming into the Barcelona Olympics where
after looking good in the heats once again his world fell apart. This was to be the
last time Derek Redmond would compete on the international scene. (Tried in
1993/1994 but body wouldn't have it). Though distraught at pulling up injured he
wanted to finish the race which was typical of the spirit he showed throughout his
career. Worse was to come when in the other semi final of the 400m he was to see his
UK400m record broken by a ***ager David Grindley.

Hope this helps,

MarkD