Chris Lambert (athlete)
|Born||6 April 1981
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||88 kg (194 lb)|
|Country||Great Britain and England|
|Achievements and titles|
200m- 1st round DNS
200m- 1st round DNF
|Highest world ranking||10 (Feb 2005)|
|Personal best(s)||100 m 10.24 (1999)
100 m 10.19w (2002)
200 m 20.34 (2003)
|Updated on 9 April 2010.|
He grew up on Southampton Way Estate in Peckham, London, attending to school at Oliver Goldsmith's Primary School in Camberwell and Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College, before attending Harvard University, where he was a member of the The Phoenix – S K Club.
As a junior athlete in 1999, Lambert finished 3rd at the European Junior Championships and ran the fastest time in the world over 200m for an U20 athlete. Named captain of the Great British Junior team in 2000, he was unable to compete for the majority of the season due to a hamstring injury but left the age group ranked 3rd on the national all-time list. At Harvard, Lambert broke 5 college and 3 Ivy League records (for the 60m, 100m and 200m), winning 6 Ivy League titles and finishing 4th in the 2003 NCAA Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championship, becoming an NCAA All-American.
On graduating and beginning a professional career, Lambert won gold in a championship record time at the 2003 European Athletics U23 Championships. He then became an Olympian, securing selection to TeamGB for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, but due to injury he surrendered his place on the 4x100m relay team that went on to win the gold medal. He claimed a silver medal at the 2005 European Athletics Indoor Championships then in an injury-plagued career he was also selected for but had to withdraw from the 2002 European Athletics Championships, 2005 IAAF World Championships in Athletics and 2006 Commonwealth Games.
He finally retired in 2008 on suffering several stress fractures to the right tibia.
|Representing United Kingdom and England|
|1998||World Junior Championships||Annecy, France||—||4×100m relay||DQ|
|1999||European Junior Championships||Riga, Latvia||3rd||200 m||20.67|
|2001||World Student Games||Beijing, China||3rd||100 m||10.38|
|2003||World Student Games||Daegu, South Korea||1st||100 m||10.44|
|European U23 Championships||Bydgoszcz, Poland||1st||200m||20.34 (wind: 0.7m/s)|
|1st||4x100 m relay||39.31|
|2005||European Indoor Championships||Madrid, Spain||2nd||200 m||20.69|
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