Army physical training vest of Kriss Akabusi, 1993 season
Kriss Akabusi MBE joined the Royal Corps of Signals in 1975 as a trainee data telegraphist before switching to the Army Physical Training Corps six years later. He eventually reached the rank of Warrant Officer Class 2. After his discharge to the Army Reserve in 1983 Akabusi embarked upon a successful athletics career as a 400 metre hurdler and member of the 4x400 metres relay team.
He won three medals at the 1984 and 1992 Olympics and three World Championship medals in 1987 and 1991, including gold in the 4x400 metres relay at the Tokyo games. In 1990 he also won gold medals in the 400 metre hurdles at the European Championships and Commonwealth Games. Akabusi later went on to become a television presenter.
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