Allan Wells

Great Britain

Track & Field (100/200 Meters)

B: May 3, 1952

1980 Olympic 100 Meter Champion

Wells came to world class sprinting late in his career. At the 1976 Olympics, Britian did not have a 100 meter runner. Wells emerged at age 26 when he won the 200 meters and the relay at the Commonwealth Games and took a silver medal in the 100 meters. With the field thinned by the American-led boycott, Wells took the Olympic gold medal in the 100 meters and took the silver medal over 200 meters, just 0.02 second behind Pietro Mannea. The British 4x100 meter relay team finished fourth. Wells duplicated his success against the Americans by winning the gold in the 100 meters and silver in the 200 meters at the 1981 World Cup. At the 1982 Commonwealth Games, he captured both sprint golds and took a bronze with the relay. Wells finished fourth over both 100 and 200 meters at the inagural World Championships in Helsinki in 1983. At the 1984 Olympics, Wells finished eighth in his semifinal at 100 meters and seventh as a member of the sprint relay. Wells continued to compete into his mid-30's, finishing fifth in both sprint events at the 1986 European Championships.

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1981 UK Heat 1
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