Colin Jackson CBE

One of the greatest athletes never to win an Olympic title

Colin Jackson CBE

Described on his own website as “one of the greatest athletes never to win an Olympic title”, Olympic speaker Colin Jackson knows what he’s talking about when it comes to effort, commitment and putting your all in to achieve your goals.

Colin combines his irrefutable talent with an incredibly easy-going charm that people warm to instantly. Despite not winning an Olympic gold in his chosen sport, the 110m hurdles, Colin has been double world champion (he was the first Briton to regain a world title), four times European champion, twice Commonwealth champion, and world record-holder for nearly 13 years.

When he was not even 15 years old, Colin Jackson won the Welsh Junior 80m hurdles and went on from there to have an amazing career. The closest Colin got to a gold medal was when he won silver at the Seoul Olympic Games but is in the European and Commonwealth games that he truly excelled and earned the respect of his fellow athletes as a world class hurdler. At one point in his career, the Olympic speaker had not lost a 110m hurdles race in 44 outings.

As a record breaker, Colin was exceptional, setting eight 110m European and Commonwealth and nine UK records and – in the 60m hurdles – nine UK, four Commonwealth and European indoor records and 16 Welsh records. His most impressive record was at the World Championships in Stuttgart when it is acknowledged that he produced the race of his life.

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