Stephen Ovett (* 9. October 1955) is a former British athlete, who won the olympic gold medal over 1500 m 1980 in Moscow and between 1980 and 1983 of five world records set up over 1500 m and the mile.
Ovett was end of the 1970er and at the beginning of the 1980er years the large competitor of its land man Sebastian Coe on the medium ranges 800 m and 1500 M. Although Coe and Ovett were the dominating runners of their time, they met one another between 1972 and 1989 only in seven running, five of it with international championships. Into Grand Prix to running they went out of the way and were limited removing each other remote duels the world records and Weltjahresbestzeiten.
With the olympic plays 1980 in Moscow Ovett won the gold medal over 800 m before the favored Coe, during these the gold medal on Ovetts special distance, which 1500 m got. With the olympic plays 1984 in Los Angeles occupied Ovett despite more with difficulty, by the smog into of Los Angeles of released asthmatic complaints again the respected place over 800 M.
Today Ovett with its family in Australia lives and works as athlete IC commentator of the Canadian television station CBC.
1896: Edwin Flack | 1900: Alfred Tysoe | 1904: James Lightbody | 1908: Melvin Sheppard | 1912: Ted Meredith | 1920: Albert Hill | 1924: Douglas lion | 1928: Douglas lion | 1932: Thomas Hampson | 1936: John Woodruff | 1948: Malvin Whitfield | 1952: Malvin Whitfield | 1956: Thomas Courtney | 1960: Peter Snell | 1964: Peter Snell | 1968: Ralph Doubell | 1972: David Wottle | 1976: Alberto Juantorena | 1980: Stephen Ovett | 1984: Joaquim Cruz | 1988: Paul Ereng | 1992: William Tanui | 1996: Vebjørn Rodal | 2000: Nile Schumann | 2004: Juri Borsakowski
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||British athlete|
|DATE OF BIRTH||9. October 1955|
|PLACE OF BIRTH|