Best Of British #5 (Steve Backley)

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Next up in our series covering our favourite British athletes, past and present, is Javelin thrower…

Steve Backley

A genuinely world class throwernwho had some amazing battles with the mighty Jan Zelesny….and he’d surely have won a lot more medals (including those elusive World and Olympic golds, were it not for the Czech athlete)

steve backley

However, European and Commonwealth gold is never too shabby. He was absolutely a firm fan favourite from back in the day, and now a decent commentator to boot.