History has a number of great Olympians. You have hear about the various great Olympians who had done number of heroic deeds. They are still in the heart of their fans. These Olympians has performed so well and made some of new world records. This peak of success they obtained with their hard work. We are providing here the list of Top 10 Greatest British Male Olympians. Hope this list contains one of your favorite Olympian.
10. Harold Abrahams
This great Olympian was born in 15 Dec 1899. He was a British athlete of Jewish origin. In 1924 he became the Olympic champion in the 100 meter sprint by beating number of great American runners. He received honor upon return in the 1981 film Chariots of Fire. This film won 4 Academy awards.
9. Eric Liddell
He was born in 16 Jan 1902.Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams were friends. These two were favorite for the 100 meter race. But Eric Liddell did his superb effort in 400 meter race and he won the men’s 400 meter at the 1924 Summer Olympics which was held in Paris. He not also won this race but also made the world record in this race. He was also depicted in the Oscar-winning film Chariots of Fire in 1981.
8. Linford Christie
This great British Olympian was born in 1960. He became the first oldest British Olympic when he won gold medal in 1992 at Barcelona. He was the first European to break the 10 second barrier in the 100 meter and still holds the British record in the event. With having numerous victories the career of this Olympian was ended when he received a 2 years ban for taking performance enhancing substance. He always denied about taking this banned substance.
7. David Hemery
A British former Athlete David Hemery was born in 1944. This great British Olympian won the 400 meter hurdles at the 1968 summer Olympics. He finished the track only in 48.12 second making a new world record. His performance helped him to win the 1968 BBC Sports Personality of the Year. AT the 1972 Summer Olympics Hemery defended his titled but could not defend it. He took the 3rd position.
6. Alan Well
This Great Olympian was born in 1952. He got the title of Olympic Champion in 100 meters at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. He also have number of other titles. His times and victories began to improve in 1978 session.His career was punctured by injury. He was the last white man to win an Olympic 100 meter final.
5. Duncan Goodhew
This Brithis Olympian was born in 1957 and is a British swimming athlete. He won the Gold and Bronze medals at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. Duncan has not hairs on his body. This gave him a little bit hydrodynamic advantage in winning Olympics. He also appeared in number of Tv appearance including Dave Gorman’s Important Astrology Experiment. This great Olympian has a remarkable victories.
4. Chris Hoy
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This geat British Olympian is a Scottish trach cyclist. He is a multiple world champion and Olympic games gold medal winner. He became the most successful Olympian by winning 3 gold medals in Beijing 2008. He was also the first Briton to win 3 gold medals in single Olympics games since Henry Taylor, in 1908. He is the most successful Olympic male cyclist of all time
3. Steve Redgrave
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Now taking about the another British Olympian sir Steve Redgrave who was born in 1962. He is a English rower who won 5 gold medals at 5 five consecutive Olympic Games from 1984 to 20001. Victories of this great Olympian is not finished yet, he has also won 3 gold medals in commonwealth games and 9 World Rowing Championships. In 2011 he was received the Lifetime achievement award of The BBC Sports Personality Of the year.
2. Daley Thompson
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Daley Thompson is a famous British decathlete. He won the decathlon gold medal at the Olympic games in 1980 and 1984. He broke the world record for the event 4 times. He has a number of remarkable victories which include 4 world record, 2 Olympic gold medals, 3 Commonwealth titles and many more. He is considered as the greatest all-round Olympian of all time.
1. Sebastian Coe
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Sebastian Coe is an English former athlete and politician. He is the Olympian who has won 4 Olympic medals that including 1500 meter gold medal in 1980 and 1984′s Olympic games. He also set the 3 indoor and 8 out door world records in middle distance track events.He gave his superb efforts in 2012 Olympics for bringing it into London. He is considered as the number 1 Great British Olympian.