Derek Redmond's Emotional Olympic Story
Derek Redmond will forever be remembered as the athlete who broke down in Summer Olympics 1992 in Barcelona and was helped to the finish line by his father.In the semi-final, Redmond started well, but in the back straight about 250m from the finish, his hamstring tore. Redmond hobbled to a halt, and then fell to the ground in pain. As stretcher bearers made their way over to him, he knew he wanted to finish the race. He began to hobble along the track, with pain etched upon his face. He was soon joined on the track by his father, Jim Redmond, who had supported Derek for his whole career. Shortly before the line, Jim let go of his son, and he completed the race, with a standing ovation from the crowd of 65,000.