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Du'aine Ladejo

Du'aine Ladejo
Medal record
Men's Athletics
Competitor for the  Great Britain
Olympic Games
1996 Atlanta 4x400 m relay
1992 Barcelona 4x400 m relay
European Championships
1994 Helsinki 400 metres
1994 Helsinki 4x400 m relay
European Indoor Championships
1994 Paris 400 metres
1996 Stockholm 400 metres
Competitor for  England
Commonwealth Games
1994 Victoria 4x400m relay
1994 Victoria 400 metres

Du'aine Ladejo[1] (born 14 February 1971, in Paddington, London, England) is an English-born athlete and television personality. In his sports career, he was best known for winning the 400 metres sprint gold medal at the 1994 European Championships and being a member of the United Kingdom and England 400 metre relay squads at the European Championships, Olympics and Commonwealth Games during the 1990s.

Since retiring from athletics, he has appeared on several television shows including

  1. ^ Turnbull, Simon (2001-07-08). Du'aine takes the lad out of Ladejo. The Independent. Retrieved on 2011-04-30.
  2. ^ a b Predator at gladiatorszone.co.uk
  3. ^ Du'aine Ladejo at sporting-heroes.net
  4. ^ Baxter crowned Superstars king
  5. ^ Chamberlin.T (2010) Cricketer Hollioake caught in $2.7m lawsuit, 2010-12-25. Retrieved 2011-05-29.
  6. ^ It was essential Saturday night viewing in the 90s and now it's back!

References

Ladejo started his education at Forest Grange School in West Sussex, before going on to King Edward's School, Witley. He completed his high school education in the United States at Medina High School in Medina, Ohio, where he graduated in 1988. He then went on to study radio, television and film at the University of Texas, graduating in 1993.

Education

In 2007 Ladejo and Adam Hollioake formed Quiet Storm Productions, which owned the television show Australia's Greatest Athlete.[5] In 2008, Ladejo joined the Sky One revival of the TV show Gladiators, competing under the Gladiator alias "Predator".[6]

For a period during his athletics career, Ladejo also presented a TV show, Du'aine's World, on London Weekend Television.[2] In the early 2000s, Ladejo competed in the BBC TV sports show Superstars, winning the competition in 2004 and finishing runner-up to Alain Baxter in 2005.[4] Ladejo also appeared on the ITV reality TV show Celebrity Love Island in 2005.

Media career

During his athletics career, Ladejo trained with Birchfield Harriers.

Following the 1996 Olympics, Ladejo switched his focus to other athletics events, though he never enjoyed as much success as he did in the 400 metres. He tried his hand at the Decathlon, in which he finished seventh at the 1998 Commonwealth Games, and also competed in the 400 metre hurdles.

At the 1994 European Championships, Ladejo won gold medals in both the 400 metres and the 4x400 metres relay. He won the individual sprint in 45.09 seconds, beating his compatriot and defending-champion Roger Black into second place. Ladejo also won the 400 metres gold medal at the European Indoor Championships in both 1994 and 1996. At the 1994 Commonwealth Games, he won a 400 metres silver medal (finishing runner-up to Kenya's Charles Gitonga) and a 4x400 metres relay gold medal.[3] At the Olympic Games, Ladejo won two medals in the 4x400 metres relay – a silver medal in 1996 and a bronze medal in 1992.

Athletics career

Contents

  • Athletics career 1
  • Media career 2
  • Education 3
  • References 4

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