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A Look Back To... The Career of Zola Budd

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Zola Budd
Twenty-four years on from that memorable 1984


Every Olympic and Paralympic year has the same outcome, fantastic performances, memorable imagery and iconic moments that remain in the memory for decades to come.


In 1984 it was no different. At the start of the year who had heard of the young South African athlete Zola Budd, by the end of the Olympics who HADN'T heard of the latest addition to the GB team. 


To learn more on this unique athlete, visit our Hall of Fame section to read about the career of Zola Budd



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