Jamie Baulch

A talented 400m runner, Baulch had podium success at Commonwealth Games, World Championship and the Olympic Games from 1994-2003.

 

Jamie Baulch, born May 3rd 1973 in Nottingham, England is a British athlete who won Gold in the 4x400m Athens World Championships and the 400m World Indoor Championships in Japan. He also won silver in the 4x400m relay at the Atlanta Olympics.

 

Baulch’s career was full of medal success, with highlights winning the 400 metres gold medal at the World Indoor Championships in 1999, and silver medals in the 4x400m relay at both the Olympic Games and World Championships.

 

On the 7th January 2010 it was announced that Baulch as a member of Great Britain’s 1997 World Championship 4x400m relay team, was to be awarded the gold medal after a member of the American team admitted using performance-enhancing drugs.

 

Baulch was trained by former Olympic champion Linford Christie and has also been coached by Innocent Egbunike, a silver medallist in the 400 metres at the 1987 World Championships. Baulch won medals representing Wales at two Commonwealth Games, a bronze in 1998 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and silver in 2002 in Manchester.

 

“I was fortunate enough to have been given the opportunity to engage in sport from an early age and because I had strong role models who encouraged me and good coaches, I was lucky enough to reach the top in my sport.  What I have since discovered is that not all young people in Wales are this fortunate, not all of them get access to sport like I did and not all of them get the chance to be inspired by sport like I was, Sported is working to change this which is why I’m delighted to be one of their ambassadors.”