Iwan Thomas

Runner

Iwan Thomas was born in Farnborough, England, United Kingdom on January 5th, 1974 and is the Runner. At the age of 50, Iwan Thomas biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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Date of Birth
January 5, 1974
Nationality
United Kingdom
Place of Birth
Farnborough, England, United Kingdom
Age
50 years old
Zodiac Sign
Capricorn
Profession
Athletics Competitor
Iwan Thomas Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 50 years old, Iwan Thomas has this physical status:

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Iwan Thomas Religion, Education, and Hobbies
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Iwan Thomas Career

Athletics career

His first athletic breakthrough came at the World Junior Championships in 1992 as part of the British 4x400 meters relay team, which placed fifth. Thomas studied Sport Science and Geography at Stamford School and West London Institute of Higher Education, where he concentrated on Sports Science and Geography. He competed in the 1994 Commonwealth Games 400 m, representing Wales, when he was still at university. He was selected to represent the United Kingdom in the relay at the 1995 European Cup in London and earned his first championship gold medal from there.

Thomas placed fifth in the final at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and earned a silver medal in the 4 400m event (where the team also records a new record). He also represented the United Kingdom in the 2000 Olympics but was not selected for the individual event, and despite running the fastest leg for the British team in the 4 400 m relay, he did not win a medal (the team took 5th place in the final).

Thomas was a member of the Great Britain 4 – 400 m team in Athens, 1997. The team (Iwan Thomas, Roger Black, Jamie Baulch, and Mark Richardson) came in second by 0.18 seconds to the United States in second place. However, in 2008, US team member Antonio Pettigrew, who served in the second leg of the final, testified that he had been aided by performance-enhancing drugs from 1997 to 2001, including the 1997 World Championships. Although the International Amateur Athletics Federation did not change results retrospectively more than eight years after the event, Pettigrew's medals were not given retrospectively, but it was not awarded the gold medal.

The 1997 World Championship 4 400 m relay team in the United Kingdom were supposed to receive the gold medal on January 7, 2010, but the disqualified USA team had been denied the honor by the disqualified team. As not all of the American quartet returned the originals, new medals were awarded for the occasion. Thomas received his gold medal in May 2010 in a lecture delivered by Alun Ffred Jones at Cardiff Bay.

Thomas' career was hampered by injuries, including a stress fractured ankle in 1999 that necessitated telescopic surgery. He was also hurt in 2003 due to Achilles tendinopathy. He was barred from the 2004 Olympic Games due to a new injury in 2004. Thomas was selected by the Welsh team for the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia, but he was unable to participate due to a injury.

Iwan never officially retired from sports, but he had the opportunity to do so when Andy Goldstein's Sports Bar on TalkSPORT on July 3rd, 2012. In the 4 400 m relay, he is still the UK record holder.

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Ex-Brit Olympic star Sharron Davies claims distraught girls forced to compete against boys at school sports days are left in tears because they 'win nothing' as she blasts 'weak' teachers

www.dailymail.co.uk, June 30, 2024
A former Olympian has blasted teachers for being 'weak' after claiming young girls were left in tears because they 'won nothing' after being forced to compete against boys at school sports day. Sharron Davies MBE, the three time Olympiad, fumed at educators in a post of X branding them as 'scared' after she received call from primary school parents saying their daughters were being discriminated against during the school event. The 61-year-old said: 'No one is being kind to little girls on co-Ed sports days in primary schools because weak teachers are scared of activists. 'I have emails every week presently from distraught parents saying not a single little girl won anything. This is an abomination of object sex discrimination.'

In a sweet post as they reveal the newborn's name, a strictly celebrity claims they secretly welcomed their third child two months ago

www.dailymail.co.uk, March 24, 2024
A Strictly Come Dancing actress has revealed that they secretly welcomed their third child two months ago. Iwan Thomas revealed on Sunday that he and his long-term partner had adopted Bowie to their brood. Teddy, five years old, and Dougie, two, the Welsh sprinter and former Olympian, has two sons. He has never revealed his partner.

As he joins fellow commuters and the Eurostar back from Budapest to London, Olympian Steve Backley is trapped in air traffic chaos

www.dailymail.co.uk, August 29, 2023
Passengers returning home to the United Kingdom are being forced to make extraordinary new arrangements, including Olympian Steve Backley (left). In a rail epic that would take more than 17 hours, one man was forced to take four trains to escape Germany. Thousands of flights were grounded across Europe yesterday, causing delays that could last days. Iwan Thomas (right), a former Olympic sprinter, was left homeless in Amsterdam while others (lower inset) relayed their woes.