Daley Thompson
Where is the gold medal winning decathlete now?



 BEFORE...
Daley was born on July 30th 1958 in Notting Hill in London.
He first competed in the decathlon at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal when he was just 18 and came 18th overall.
He then went on to win the gold medal for the decathlon at the Olympic Games in 1980.
In 1982 Daley was awarded an MBE and was voted BBC Sports Personality Of The Year.
In the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, Daley held the world record for the decathlon as he won the gold medal again.
Daley Thompson is regarded by many as the world's greatest ever all round athlete.

 AFTER...
A hamstring injury forced him to retire in 1992.
In the 1990s he went on to play professional football for Mansfield Town and has also worked as fitness coach for Wimbledon and Luton Town football clubs.
He now has four children, Elliot, Austin and Rachel from his first wife Tish who he married in 1987, and Alex from his current partner Lisa.
In 2000, he was awarded the CBE.
In 2004, he set up Daley Fitness (www.daleyfitness.com), a firm which offers fitness training sessions both to individuals and corporate groups.
Daley is also a very popular speaker at corporate functions.
He still has his moustache.

 DO YOU REMEMBER...
The home-computer game "Daley Thompson's Decathlon".

 DID YOU KNOW...
Daley's parents are Scottish and Nigerian.

 LINKS...
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