Fatima Whitbread, 1984.
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Fatima Whitbread (b.1961) training for the Olympics in Limassol, Cyprus. British javelin thrower Fatima Whitbread won the gold medal at the World Championships in 1987, that same year she was voted BBC Sports Persoality of the Year. Whitbread also won the silver medal at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul and the silver medal at the World Championships in 1983.