With his blonde dreadlocks and his speed on the running track,
Jamie Baulch earned the nickname 'The Flying Pineapple'. This is
Jamie's story about his life as one of the most decorated British
athletes. He puts his success down to his adopted parents who
inspired him to be the best he could be. His sporting potential was
quickly spotted from an early age by his teacher, Mr Atkins.
Jamie's story is about the fun he had competing in school and
around the world. His life on the track was always about how fast
he could run. When he retired in 2005, he was determined not to
slow down. He is now head of a sports management company and
continues to inspire a new generation of sportsmen and women. About
the author: Jamie Baulch was born in Nottingham, adopted by Welsh
parents and brought up in Newport, South Wales. From an early age
he was one of the best in his school at sport. Discovered by his
teacher, Mr Atkins, Jamie became one of the most recognisable
athletes in Welsh and World athletics. His first medal was in the
1991 European Junior Championships where he won gold in the men's
4x100m relay team. He became one of Britain's most decorated
athletes with a huge haul of five World Championship medals, one
Olympic Games medal, two European Championship medals, two
Commonwealth Games medals and two IAAF World Cup medals. Recently,
he was awarded a World Championship gold medal as part of the
4x400m relay team after the Americans were disqualified for using
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