Gary Oakes

Gary James Oakes (born 21 September 1958 in Kentish Town, Camden, London) is a male British retired athlete who mainly competed in the men's 400 metre hurdles.

Gary Oakes
Personal information
Full nameGary James Oakes
Born21 September 1958 (1958-09-21) (age 62)
Kentish Town, Camden, London
ClubHaringey AC, London

Athletics careerEdit

Oakes competed for Great Britain at the 1980 Summer Olympics held in Moscow, Soviet Union, where he won the bronze medal in the 400 metre hurdles. He represented England in the 400 metres hurdles event, at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.[1] Four years later he represented England, at the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia [2] and a third Games appearance followed when he represented England, at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland.[3][4] He is a member of the Haringey & Southgate Athletic Club.

Personal lifeEdit

He is married to fellow two-time Olympic bronze medallist Heather Hunte.


  1. ^ "1978 Athletes". Team England.
  2. ^ "1982 Athletes". Team England.
  3. ^ "1986 Athletes". Team England.
  4. ^ "Athletes and results". Commonwealth Games Federation.

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