Darren Campbell

Darren Campbell (* 12. September 1973 in Manchester) is a British athlete, who specialized in the Sprintdistanzen.

Campbells first successes adjusted themselves 1991 , when he won at the junior European championship in the Greek Thessaloniki gold over 100 m and 200 m. Into the 4x100-Meter-Staffel was added silver.

One year later it won at the junior world championship in Seoul silver over 100 meters and 200 meters and triumphed with the 4x100-Meter-Staffel. Campbell had itself with injuries set and took themselves a time-out apart. It changed the kind of sport and played some years football in lower English leagues, among other things with Plymouth Argyle F.C. and new haven County F.C.

1995 it returned itself to the Leichtathletik and could qualify for the olympic plays 1996 in Atlanta. With the athlete IC world championship 1997 in Athens it won bronze with the British 4x100-Meter-Staffel.

1998 were a very successful year: With the European championship in Budapest it won twice the gold medal, over 100 meters and with the 4x100-Meter-Staffel. With the relay it won the gold medal also with the Commonwealth plays in Kuala Lumpur. With the athlete IC world championship there was 1999 in Sevilla silver medal with the relay.

With the olympic plays 2000 in Sydney it became over 200 meters of second behind Maurice Greene. it hurt and gave themselves 2001 again nearly the whole season.

2002 it in Munich European champion became over 100 meters. With the Commonwealth plays in its hometown Manchester it became over 200 meters “only” third, won however with the relay the gold medal.

With the athlete IC world championship 2003 in Paris Campbell third became over 100 meters. With the British relay it won the silver medal. Campbell had to return the medal however later, since its relay colleague Dwain Chambers hung in the Dopingkontrolle had remained.

With the olympic plays 2004 in Athens Campbell could celebrate its largest success. Together with Jason Gardener, Marlon Devonish and Mark of Lewis Francis he won completely surprisingly the relay running over 4x100 meter. The British reached a season best performance with 38.07 seconds and struck the highly favored Americans around one hundredth of a second.


 

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