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Linford Christie's Biography

 
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Linford Christie was born on 2 April 1960 in St Andrews, Jamaica, however his family moved to the UK when he was a child.

He made his international athletics debut for Great Britain in 1980.

In the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 Linford Christie captained the British team and he won gold in the 100 metres.

In 1993 he won gold in the world championships.

In 1998 Linford Christie was awarded the MBE.

In 1999 Linford Christie received a 2 year ban for nandrolone, although he has always protested his innocence. He also received a lifelong accreditation ban from the Olympic Games by the British Olympic Association.

Linford Christie went on to run his own sports management company and to coach athletes including Mark Lewis-Francis, Conrad Williams and Laura Turner.

In 2010, Linford Christie was one of the celebrities on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

He was the sixth celebrity to be voted off, having been in the jungle 18 days.

In 2016 he became one of the celebrities on Channel 4's The Jump.

However, he became the fifth contestant to withdraw from The Jump through injury.



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