Darren Campbell

Darren Campbell ( born September 12, 1973 in Manchester ) is a former British athlete, who specialized in the sprint distances.

1991 Campbell's first successes came one when he won the Junior European Championships in Thessaloniki gold in the 100 m and 200 m. In the 4x100 - meter relay silver was added.

A year later he won at the Junior World Championships in Seoul silver in the 100 meters and 200 meters and won the 4x100 - meter relay. Campbell had grappled with injuries and took some time off. He changed the sport of football and played for several years in lower English leagues, including for Plymouth Argyle and Newport County.

In 1995 he returned to the track and failed to qualify for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. At the World Athletics Championships 1997 in Athens, he won the bronze medal with the British 4x100 - meter relay.

1998 was a very successful year: At the European Championships in Budapest, he twice won the gold medal in the 100 meters and the 4x100 - meter relay. With the season he also won the gold medal at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur. At the World Athletics Championships in 1999 in Seville, there was a silver medal in the relay.

At the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, he was over 200 meters second behind Konstantinos Kenteris. In 2001, he was injured again and missed almost the entire season.

In 2002 he won the European Championships in Munich gold in the 100 meters. At the 2002 Commonwealth Games in his hometown of Manchester, he was about 200 meters "only" a third party, but won the relay gold medal.

At the World Athletics Championships in Paris in 2003 Campbell was third in the 100 meters. With the British season he won the silver medal. Campbell but later had to return the medal because his squadron mate Dwain Chambers was stuck in the doping control.

At the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens Campbell celebrated his biggest success to date. Along with Jason Gardener, Marlon Devonish and Mark Lewis - Francis, he won a complete surprise the relay race on 4x100 meters. The British arrived with a season best 38.07 s, beating the heavily favored Americans to a hundredth of a second. He repeated at the European Championships in 2006 with the British squadron and was on the final day of these European Championships European champion again this success.

Darren Campbell had a competition weight of 72 kg at a height of 1.80 m.

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