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Cameron Sharp


1960 -

Sprinter. Educated at Kilmarnock Academy. Sharp won a gold medal in the 4x100m relay at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, the team including fellow Scot Alan Wells (b.1952). Sharp went on to compete in the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, further success coming with bronze medals for the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay in the 1982 Commonwealth Games (Brisbane) and another bronze for the 4x100m relay in the 1986 Commonwealth Games at Edinburgh. He took a silver medal for the 200m in the 1982 European Championships. He was also the Scottish 100m and 200m champion and UK National Champion.

Sharp was involved in a serious car crash in 1991, and subsequent medical negligence left him physically and mentally disabled. The case was eventually subject to a £1.5 million settlement in 1998. He is cared for by his wife Carol, herself a successful 800m athlete, at their home in Edinburgh.


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