Death-Obituary Jim Redmond, Minnesota, Obituary, Who Famously Helped Injured Son Derek Over Line At Barcelona Olympics Dies Aged 81

Death-Obituary Jim Redmond, Minnesota, Obituary, Who Famously Helped Injured Son Derek Over Line At Barcelona Olympics Dies Aged 81

Jim Redmond Death, Obituary – The death of Derek Redmond’s father, who is remembered for helping his devastated son cross the finish line at the Olympic Games in 1992, occurred at the age of 81. After a few hundred meters, Redmond had a hamstring injury, and he ran onto the track to help his teammate. This was one of the most touching moments in Olympic history.

The British sprinter collapsed to the ground in agony and disillusionment, but as soon as the other competitors had crossed the finish line, he got up and began hopping about the track with clenched teeth. Jim Redmond walked down from the grandstand, ignored the stewards’ complaints, and then threw his arm around his son as he wiped away his tears before leading the two of them across the finish line together.

The athlete’s hopes of winning a medal in the 400-meter event were dashed when he ran the quickest time in his heat, but in the semi-final in Barcelona was when his hopes were finally dashed.

Speaking after the race, Jim Redmond told reporters: “Whatever happened he had to finish, and I was there to help him finish. “I intended to go over the line with him. We started this career together, I think we should finish it together.”

The Olympics Twitter account reposted the clip and added: “Our thoughts are with Derek Redmond and his family following the death of his father, Jim. “Together, they brought us one of the most inspirational moments in Olympic history.”

Former Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies, who used to be married to Derek Redmond, tweeted on Monday: “Yesterday my ex father-in-law, Grace & Elliott’s granddad Jim Redmond gently passed away to that great running track in the sky. “No dad could have been more supportive or a better husband to Jenny. He will be sadly missed x.” Full Story


Death-Obituary Jim Redmond, Minnesota, Obituary, Who Famously Helped Injured Son Derek Over Line At Barcelona Olympics Dies Aged 81