|Competitor for United Kingdom|
|Gold||1991 Tokyo||4x400 m relay|
|Silver||1987 Rome||4x400 m relay|
Derek Redmond (born September 3, 1965 in Bletchley) is a retired English athlete. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located The World Championships in Athletics is an event organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF The 3rd World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held in the Olympic Stadium The 2nd World Championships in Athletics under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations were held in the Olympic Stadium in Events 36 BC - In the Battle of Naulochus, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, Admiral of Octavian, defeats Sextus Pompeius Year 1965 ( MCMLXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. He currently works as a motivational speaker. He was educated at Roade School, Northamptonshire, where he has a multi-use sports hall named after him.
As a 400 metres and 4 x 400 metres runner, he won gold medals at the European, Commonwealth, and World Championships. 400 m is a common Track running event It is the longest common sprint distance During a relay race, members of a team take turns Running, Orienteering, Swimming, Cross-country skiing, Biathlon, or Skating His career highlights included a fifth place finish over 400 m at the 1987 World Championships and a 1991 World Championships 4x400 m gold medal. The 2nd World Championships in Athletics under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations were held in the Olympic Stadium in The 3rd World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held in the Olympic Stadium
However, disappointment came at the 1992 Summer Olympics in the 400m race. The 1992 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad, were an International Multi-sport event held in Barcelona, He posted the fastest time of the first round, and won his quarter-final. In the semi-final, Redmond started well, but in the back straight about 250m from the finish, his hamstring tore. Redmond hobbled to a halt, and then fell to the ground, in extreme pain. As stretcher bearers made their way over to him, he knew he wanted to finish the race. He began to hobble along the track, with pain etched upon his face. He was soon joined on the track by his father, Jim Redmond, who had supported Derek for his whole career. Jim shocked the world by barging past security to get to his son. Shortly before the line, Jim let go of his son, and he completed the race, with a standing ovation from the crowd of 65,000. A standing ovation is a form of Applause where members of a seated Audience stand up while applauding Unfortunately, since his father had helped him finish, Derek was disqualified from even listing as finishing. 
After he finished his race, sitting alone under the stands, Redmond was approached by Linford Christie, the 100-meter gold-medal winner. Linford Christie OBE (born April 2, 1960) is a former world class athlete, and the only British man to win Olympic World Commonwealth and European The two British runners had never liked each other. They rarely spoke. This time, Christie put his arms around Redmond. Both men cried. "He has a heart," Redmond said. "I've changed my views of him completely. " 
Redmond later became the subject of one of the IOC's 'celebrate humanity' videos. The video featured his struggle in the 1992 Olympic semi-final.
In 1994 he won the Celebrity Gladiators, and during the first four series of Gladiators (1992-1996) he served as Assistant Referee to John Anderson. See also Gladiators (2008 UK TV series Gladiators was a British television series produced by LWT for ITV from 10 October
In 2008 Redmond was featured in a Visa advertisement promoting the Olympic Games. The advertisement highlights the 1992 injury. The advertisement emphasized the fact that both he finished "dead last", but that he did indeed finish with the aid of his father. However, the Olympic results list that he "Did Not Finish" and remains unranked. These are the official results of the men's 400 metres event at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona Spain.
Derek Redmond was formerly married to the British Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies. Sharron Elizabeth Davies, MBE (born November 1, 1962 in Plymouth, Devon) is a successful swimmer from the United Kingdom