QUINE TO CARRY MANX FLAG
Carrying the Manx Flag for the Isle of Man in the 2003 Guernsey Games will be 39-year-old athlete CHRIS QUINE, reports Peter MacElroy
Chris is pictured above with the man who helped him to his Manx 1500 metre record of 3.50.5 which has stood since 1985, Olympic silver medallist, Maurice Herriott. (Picture Murray Lambden)
Chris is one of very few people who have competed in every Island Games since the inaugural fixture in the Isle of Man in 1985, and is the only competitor from the Island, and more importantly the only competitor from any of the participating Islands to have won medals in every Island Games
He has won a total of 13 medals in athletics, over all the distances ranging from 800 metres to the Half Marathon, comprising 2 Gold, 8 Silver, and 3 Bronze.
He commenced this unique achievement on the Isle of Man in 1985 when he gained a silver-medal in the 1500 metres, then followed more success in the Following Island Games fixtures.
1987 Guernsey Bronze 1500m
1989 Faroes Gold 5,000m and Silver 1500m
1991 Aland Bronze 800m and Bronze 5,000m
1993 Isle of Wight Silver 5,000m and Silver 10,000m
1995 Gibraltar Silver 5,000m
1997 Jersey Silver 1500m and Silver 5,000m
1999 Gotland Silver 5,000m
2001 Isle of Man Gold Half Marathon team
Chris is hoping to continue his medal winning performances in Guernsey, where he is entered in the 10,000 metres and Half-Marathon. A team medal of any colour in the 13.1-mile Half Marathon is a distinct possibility.
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