Christian Malcolm /

Christian Malcolm

Date of Birth

03 June 1979

Sport

200m

From

Newport

Twitter

@ChristianM200

Biography

Malcolm has been a firm fixture on the athletics circuit for a number of years and is still achieving at the highest levels.

In 2010, he took the bronze medal in the 200m at the Commonwealth Games. In Beijing in 2008, he went up against Usain Bolt in the 200m final. He finished in fifth place in what has been the fastest ever 200m Olympic final.

He arrived on the international scene in Zurich in 1997 when he beat the legendary Carl Lewis. 12 months later saw him thrill the nation by clinching 200m silver at Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games in a European junior and Welsh senior record time.

At the age of just 21 he stormed through to the finals at the Sydney Olympics where he finished fifth and ran through injury in 2002 to come 4th in the Commonwealth Games in Manchester.

Prior to the Athens Olympic Games in 2004, the Newport sprinter - who had trials with QPR and Nottingham Forest when he was younger - was hospitalised with kidney failure during his preparations at the Team GB holding camp in Cyprus.

Yet, despite the very serious setback, Malcolm did get out of the blocks and managed to reach the semi-finals of the 200m.

In 2012, Christian travelled to London for his fourth Olympic Games. He finished third in his 200m semi-final but missed out on a fastest
loser place. As part of the 4 x 100m relay, they finished second behind the Jamaicans but they were later disqualified.

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