Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

This Week

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

This Week

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1994 OCTOBER 25: Olympic athlete Paula Dunn Thomas puts youngsters through their paces at the Manchester Sports Athletics School held at Belle Vue Athletics Centre.

Dunn Thomas, the sports development officer for Manchester, was a sprinter in the 100 metres, 200 metres and 4 x 100 metres relay.

She competed for Great Britain in all three events at 1988 Olympic games in Seoul and won a silver and bronze medal in the 100 metres in the Commonwealth Games of 1986 and 1994.

Her personal best times of 11.5 seconds in the 100 metres and 22.69 seconds in the 200 metres were the fastest times recorded by a British female runner in the 1990s.

1971 OCTOBER 24: Manchester United star George Best is surrounded by bodyguards as he arrives for his side's league match against Newcastle United. …

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