Jamie BaulchEntrepreneur & Olympian
I enjoyed a fantastic career spanning 15 years at the top of world class athletics. Since retiring in 2005, I have starred in several reality TV shows and directed various business ventures including the Jamie Baulch Academy and WRU Memorabilia, a range of Welsh rugby memorabilia, Jaguar Academy of Sport, Call Bruce.
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Jamie won 400m Gold at the World Indoor Championships in Japan in 1999. He also went on to win an Olympic Silver medal in the 4 x 400 Metre relay at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996. Overall, Jamie won an outstanding 13 medals throughout his career; from European level right up to the pinnacle of the Olympic Games.
Jamie retired from athletics in 2005 after having spent 10 illustrious years at the top of my sport. Since retiring from athletics he has enjoyed a career in TV, radio and business.
1991: Debut for Great Britain Juniors
1991: Gold – 4x100m, European Juniors
1992: Gold – 4x100m, World Juniors
1994: Gold – 4x400m, World Cup
1996: Silver – 4x400m, Olympics
1997: Silver – 400m, World Indoor
1997: Record – 400m (45.39), World Indoor Trials
1997: Gold – 4x400m, World Championships
1998: Gold – 4x400m, European Championships
1998: Silver – 4x400m, World Cup
1998: Bronze – 4x400m, Commonwealth
1999: Gold – 400m, World Indoor
1999: Bronze – 4x400m World Indoor
2002: Silver – 4x400m, Commonwealth Games
2002: Gold – 4x400m, European Championships
2003: Bronze – 400m, World Indoor
2003: Bronze – 4x400m, World Indoor
Jamie’s talent for running was spotted by his Headmaster, Eric Atkins, on sports day at Henllys Junior School in Newport. After beating everyone so convincingly on that memorable sports day, Mr Atkins encouraged Jamie to join Newport Harriers, in South Wales. After the introduction to athletics, when Jamie was only 10 years old he never looked back.
Jamie developed into one of the big personalities of the British athletics team, recognised by his peroxide dreadlocks for many years, which led to a promotional campaign with Vidal Sassoon.
Jamie made his debut for the GB & NI team at a Junior International in Salamanca, Spain, in 1991. He burst onto the international scene, winning the 200m and breaking the Welsh record in that race.
In his first year competing over 400m, Jamie was selected for the 1996 Olympic Games and won Silver as part of the 4x400m quartet.
Jamie became World Indoor Champion in 1999 and still holds the British Indoor record over 400m set in 1997. Jamie won 13 medals at Olympic Games, World and European Championships and Commonwealth Games.
Jamie helped campaign for his team’s World Championship Gold medals from 1997 to be presented to the 4x400m quartet including Iwan Thomas, Roger Black and Mark Richardson after a 13 year wait. This followed the disqualification of the USA team after Antonio Pettigrew admitted doping in 2007.
Jamie continues to be a popular and respected voice in the world of athletics.
Jamie is also an ambassador for Barnardos and Cancer Research Wales as part of his commitment to supporting charities.