My Olympic highlight - Southend's director of rugby Chris Green

Chris Green

Chris Green

First published in London 2012

CHRIS Green will never forget the moment Linford Christie sped to 100m glory at the 1992 Games in Barcelona.

Green felt the blue riband event would never be won by a British athlete during his life-time.

“For me the 100m is the main event of the Olympics and that’s why I would pick Linford Christie winning as my favourite ever moment,” he said. “I never thought I would see a British athlete win it but so it was a fantastic race.”

But Green also vividly remembers the 400m semi-finals at the same Games when a tearful Derek Redmond limped over the line alongside his father after suffering a hamstring injury midway through the race.

“That race summed up what the Olympics are all about in my mind,” said Green. “It was a real iconic moment and he was just desperate to get to that finish line even though he could hardly walk.”

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