Famous British athletes

POSTED: 02:36 PM PDT Jul 23, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 23, 2012 

With the 2012 Summer Olympics games about to kick off in London, join us for a look at some of the most famous British athletes ever.

British athletes - Harold Abrahams
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Harold Abrahams (1899–1978) was Olympic champion in 1924 in the 100 meters sprint, a feat depicted in the 1981 movie "Chariots of Fire." He also won a silver as part of the 4x100-meter relay in those same games.


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