By Emily Goddard

Emmanuel McDonald Bailey has died aged 93 ©Getty ImagesDecember 5 - Emmanuel McDonald Bailey, the Trinidadian sprinter who competed for Britain in the men's 100 metres at the London 1948 Olympics, has died at the age of 92.

After finishing in sixth place in the final in London - he got laryngitis two days before the race - he went on to win a bronze medal for Britain at the Helsinki 1952 Games in the same event.

The athlete jointly held the 100m world record for five years after equalling American Jesse Owens' 10.2sec in Belgrade on August 26, 1951, as well as holding 16 British sprint titles between 1946 and 1952.

Bailey was also a member of Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF) but returned to Trinidad in 1963.

He was subsequently awarded Trinidad and Tobago's gold Chaconia Medal in 1977, and Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) President Brian Lewis paid tribute to the eminent athlete.

"The Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee extends sincerest condolences to the family of Emmanuel McDonald Bailey," Lewis told insidethegames.

"Mr Bailey's contribution to sport and sport history in Trinidad and Tobago is significant and a testimony to his dedication and passion.

"His dignity, determination and courage in triumph and adversity served as a worthy example."

In recent years, Bailey suffered from loss of sight and ill health.

He died in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

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