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Chris Newton

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 2
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameChristopher "Chris"•Newton
Used nameChris•Newton
Born29 September 1973 in Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough, England (GBR)
Measurements181 cm / 69 kg
AffiliationsNorth Wirral Velo / Corima RT, FRA / Rapha Condor recycling.co.uk
NOC Great Britain

Biography

A pursuit and points race specialist on the track, Chris Newton was a top junior rider and represented his country at the 1991 World Junior Championships. His senior championship début followed at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Canada where he was part of the English silver medal winning team in the team pursuit. Although a regular member of the British track team since the mid-90s and a competitor at the 1996 Olympics his first appearance on a global championship podium did not come until 2000 when he was part of the British team that won Olympic bronze. Newton won the points race at the 2002 World Championships and was one of the favourites for that event at the 2004 Olympics.

Mechanical problems ruined his tilt at the Olympic title in his individual event in Athens but he had the consolation of a silver in the team pursuit and in 2008 added a bronze in the last ever Olympic points race. He earned seven world championship medals (2 gold, 4 silver, 1 bronze) during his career and won sixteen national track titles. As a road cyclist he was national time trial champion on two occasions and also won the Rás Tailteann in Ireland on two occasions.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1996 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) GBR Chris Newton
Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 10
2000 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) GBR Chris Newton
Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 3 Bronze
2004 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) GBR Chris Newton
Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 2 Silver
Points Race, Men (Olympic) AC
2008 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) GBR Chris Newton
Points Race, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
2000 Summer Olympics 18 September 2000 Cycling Track (Cycling) Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men Qualifying Round 4:04.030 1

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