Dai Greene’s bid for Olympic gold ended in disappointment as he had to settle for an agonising fourth place in the 400metres hurdles final. Dai Greene lost out on any medals in the men’s 400m hurdles final (Picture: PA) The Welsh world champion was never in the race running from lane three and, although he finished strongly, was not able to make up the ground he lost in the opening 200 metres. He finished in 48.24 seconds, 0.14secs off a medal. Felix Sanchez, the 34-year-old from the...Read Full Story
Dai Greene is on track in his efforts to win the 400m hurdles Olympic gold after easily winning his opening race. Dai Greene pauses for breath after his impressive run in the heats (Picture: PA) The Team GB athletics captain led by example to maintain the British momentum after heptathlete Jessica Ennis’ stunning performance in the 100m hurdles. The Welshman has bounced back in style after having surgery at the back end of last year, and clocked a strong time of 48.98 seconds. He finished...Read Full Story
UK Athletics have named Welsh 400m hurdler Dai Greene as the Great Britain athletics captain for the London Games. Leader: Dai Greene has been named Team GB athletics captain (Picture: PA) The world champion is one of Great Britain’s best hopes for track and field gold and has been selected as the ideal man to lead the 78-strong team. The 26-year-old said: ‘It is an incredible privilege to be asked to captain the British athletics team at any time, but to be given the honour at a home Olympic...Read Full Story
Team GB captain Dai Greene scraped into tomorrow’s Olympic final of the 400metres hurdles by the skin of his teeth after finishing fourth in the opening semi-final. Dai Greene is hoping to find top gear at the right time in the 400m hurdles (Picture: PA) World champion Greene had an anxious wait to see if his time of 48.19 seconds would be good enough after the race, with only the first two qualifying automatically and the next fastest two from all three semis also reaching the final. Luckily...Read Full Story
Dai Greene will captain Great Britain’s track and field athletes at the London 2012 Olympics – and there certainly won’t be any doubt about whether he knows the words to the national anthem.
UK Athletics head coach Charles van Commenee caused controversy when he appointed American-born Tiffany Porter to the same role ahead of the World Indoor Championships earlier this year, the sprint hurdler later refusing to recite the lyrics to God Save The Queen.
However, world 400m hurdles champion...Read Full Story
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