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Linford Christie (1960-) British track-and-field

Linford Christie (1960-) British track-and-field athlete whose 21 major championship medals, eight of which are gold, is a British record for men. Christie was born in Saint Andrew, Jamaica. His family moved to England when he was a child. His first international success as a runner came with a gold medal for the 100-meter event at the 1986 European Championships in Stuttgart, Germany. At the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea, Christie was the British men`s team captain and won two silver medals, one for the 100-meter race and one for the 4 100-meter relay event. He won the 100-meter race at the 1993 World Championships in Stuttgart, and in 1994 he won the 100-meter event at the European Cup, the European Championships, the Commonwealth Games, and the World Cup. He was the British Writers` Association Male Athlete of the Year in both 1988 and 1992, and he was awarded the honorary title Member of the British Empire (MBE) in 1990.

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