JACKSON Colin (1967) Great Britain / Track and field
There are champions for whom the Olympics are a crucifix. Welshman Colin Jackson made this bitter realisation in the course of four Olympic Games.A specialist in the 110 metre hurdles in which he beat the world record and was twice world champion, he never managed to win an Olympic gold medal. The winner was Canadian runner McCoy, whom his coach had given much advice.In Atlanta he dominated the heats and again finished at the foot of the podium. He was to encounter the same disappointment in Sydney, where after brilliant performances in the heats he finished behind a number of unknowns in the final, including the winner, Garcia of Cuba.