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Monday, 31 March 2014

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRO-BRITISH " JOHN PAUL LYNDON REGIS, MBE " IS A RETIRED ENGLISH SPRINTER DURING HIS CAREER HE WON GOLD MEDALS IN THE 200 metres AT THE 1989 INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "





















































                                             















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                  John Paul Lyndon Regis, MBE
 (born 13 October 1966, LewishamLondon) is a retired English sprinter. During his career, he won gold medals in the200 metres at the 1989 World Indoor Championships and the 1990 European Championships, and a silver medal in the distance at the 1993 World Championships.
He was a member of the British teams which won the gold medal in the 4 x 400 metres relay at the 1991 World Championships, and the silver medal in the 4 x 100 metres relay at the 1988 Olympic Games. Regis is still the British 200 metres record-holder, which he set in 1994.

Career

Regis's most significant successes in individual events came when competing in the 200 metres. He was the first British athlete to run under 20 seconds for the distance, and still holds the UK record for the event. He was an indoor world champion and an outdoor World Championship runner-up at the distance, and also finished sixth in the event at the 1992 Olympic Games.[citation needed]
Regis also achieved considerable success running in relay races, winning major international medals in both the 4 x 100 metres relay and the 4 x 400 metres relay. Most notably, he ran the third leg for the British 4 x 400 m relay team at the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo, helping them defeat the heavily-favoured team from the United States and claim the gold medal. He was also a part of the British 4 x 400 m team in 1990 which set a European Championship record for the event. On 3 March 1991, Regis was a member of the British team which set the world indoor record for the rarely contested 4 x 200 metres with a time of 1:22.11, which has not yet been bettered.[citation needed]

Other

Growing up Regis competed for Lewisham at the London Youth Games.[1] John Regis was awarded an MBE for his services to athletics. In 1989, he opened an all-weather running track at Wellesley Recreation Ground (known as "the Well") in Great Yarmouth. In 1995, Respect, a 30-minute documentary was made about Regis, produced and directed by Pogus Caesar and broadcast on Carlton TV in London. Since his retirement from athletics in 1999, Regis has worked in the media and sports management.[citation needed] In 2012 John Regis was inducted into the Class of 2012London Youth Games Hall of Fame.

Personal bests

Achievements

YearCompetitionVenuePositionEventNotes
Representing  Great Britain
1987World ChampionshipsRomeItaly3rd200 m
1988Olympic GamesSeoulSouth Korea2nd4x100 m relay
1989World Indoor ChampionshipsBudapestHungary1st200 metres
1990European ChampionshipsSplitYugoslavia3rd100 metres
1st200 metres
2nd4x100 m relay
1st4x400 m relay2:58.22 CR
1991World ChampionshipsTokyoJapan1st4x400 m relay
1992Olympic GamesBarcelonaSpain3rd4x400 m relay
1993World ChampionshipsStuttgartGermany2nd200 m
Representing  England
1990Commonwealth GamesAucklandNew Zealand2nd200 metres
1st4x100 m relay
1994Commonwealth GamesVictoriaCanada2nd200 metres
1998Commonwealth GamesKuala LumpurMalaysia3rd200 metres

Personal life

Regis has two daughters by his wife Jennifer Stoute.[2] He is a cousin of the football players Cyrille Regis and Dave Regis.
John Regis's 15 year-old nephew, Adam Regis, was stabbed to death on Saturday 17 March 2007 in Plaistow, Newham, east London. The killers were described in media reports as five black youths, who fled in a car. He had been following in his uncle's footsteps as an athlete.[3][4]