Christian Malcolm is undoubtedly one of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’s most successful sprinters. He burst on to the international scene in 1998 aged 19 when he won the double at the World Junior Championships over the 100 and 200m. In the same year, he claimed 200m Silver at the Commonwealth Games in a time of 20.29 seconds.
From here he went on to achieve a great deal in the sport, medaling at the World and European Championships and the Commonwealth Games. He also competed at 3 Olympic Games, finishing 5th on two separate occasions and captained Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu.
Christian has naturally fallen into many media roles throughout his career. In 2012, whilst training intensely for the London Olympics, Christian took on his first presenting role for BBC Radio Wales. He talked to Welsh Olympic hopefuls leading up to the Olympic Games on home soil, talking through their journey of how they got to where they were and their hopes in the lead up to the Games. Christian continues to work with BBC Radio Wales as co-host of the Friday Night Social, where he previews the forthcoming weekend sporting action as well as discussing big sporting stories currently making the news.
Christian is a regular face on the television, having presented his own strand for CBBC’s popular Saturday morning show Match of the Day Kickabout, which has ranged from him interviewing sporting stars to introducing non mainstream sports to children to encourage them to get involved.
Christian has also established himself as the go-to presenter for BBC Wales’ popular Friday evening show Sport Wales, which has seen him being challenged to have a go at different sports to sitting down to interview Welsh sporting stars.
He has experience presenting at live events including the Ironman event in Tenby and at the BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year, (2014 & 2015) where he interviewed some sporting legends including Warren Gatland, Leigh Halfpenny, John Hartson and this year’s winner Dan Biggar. He was also part of the BBC Wales commentating team at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow (2014), and enjoyed multiple appearances on 5Live whilst at the event.
Following on from a successful career on the track and now becoming a more prominent face within the media, Christian recently joined up with 7 of Great Britain’s most talented sportmen and women to compete in the ITV series, Eternal Glory. Facing other various athletes ranging from two-time Olympic rowing gold medallist James Cracknell to World Champion squash player Gail Emms, Christian was tested to his limit over a number of different fitness challenges.
Christian was named the technical lead of the men and women’s 4x100m relay squads in April 2015. As a result of Christian’s coaching, the GB women’s 4x400m team came away from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games with bronze medals. He also coaches a number of Paralympic athletes, including the IPC 100m T37 2014 European & Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Rhys Jones and London 2017 World Para Athletics Championship T35 silver medalist Jordan Howe. He was even behind the winning men’s relay team of the 4x100m at the 2017 World Championships in Athletics, held in London.
Christian runs a Sports Academy at Newport Stadium, providing young people with expert sessions in running, jumping and throwing, giving them the foundation of athleticism that are needed to succeed. It aims to help build levels of confidence and help young people lead a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle.
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