Today we’re looking back into sport history, specifically to the 1991 World Championships when 4 plucky Brits grabbed gold from under the noses of Team USA in the men’s 4x400m relay.
The two members of that squad whom we’re specifically looking at today are Derek Redmond and John Regis.
Aside from that 1991 race, there’s another one that Derek Redmond is particularly well-known for – and it happened at an Olympics Game. Specifically the 1992 Barcelona games.
In the semi-final of the 400m his hamstring snapped. This didn’t stop him though, up he got and off he hobbled to the finish aided by his father. It’s since become a famed Olympics incident.
Incidently, Papa Redmond was one of the many torchbearers during the London 2012 Olympic flame relay.
The reason I picked Redmond and Regis out was because both had children with other athletes, which makes the families doubly notable.
In the case of Redmond, he has two children with former swimmer Sharron Davies, who won gold at the 1980 Moscow Olympics. The names of their children are:
Elliott Anthony, 1993
Grace Elizabeth, 1998
Both pretty typical names, but you can’t knock the classics.
Then we have John Regis, who is married sprinter Jennifer Stoute. She won gold at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in the 4x400m relay, and together they have two daughters:
Alicia Jazmin, 2001
Renee Stefani, 2005
Certainly more modern in style than the previous two, but perfectly suited for one another.