Olympic Memories: Jonathan Edwards' golden triple jump

  • 30 July 2012
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Jonathan Edwards' most memorable Olympic moments

Some of the country's best athletes have been telling Newsround what it's like to be part of the biggest sporting event in the world, the Olympic Games.

Triple jumper Jonathan Edwards headed to the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, knowing it would be the last he'd compete in and hoping he could become champion.

But it hadn't been an easy journey - four years earlier at the 1996 Olympic Games he was favourite to win gold, but came back home with silver.

Watch Jonathan's interview to hear how in his final Games, he managed to achieve his Olympic dream!