When Seb Coe was Sheffield's golden boy

Seb Coe's 1984 Olympic 1500 metre fantastic finish
Seb Coe's 1984 Olympic 1500 metre fantastic finish
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Amid current Olympic fever we flashback 32 years today to focus on one of South Yorkshire's finest five-ring highlights.

Sheffield celebrated in style after a Hallamshire Harrier stormed to Men's 1500 metre success in scorching style.

Seb flies the flag in victory

Seb flies the flag in victory

That man was Sebastian Coe, the date was August 11 1984, and the rest - as they say - is track and field history.

The middle distance runner, later to become International Association of Athletics Federations President, made a name for himself in LA.

California would witness Olympian record 3:32.53 time, his homecoming 800 metres run in 1:49.8, last lap in 53.2 seconds and final 100 metres in tremendous 12.7.

Having struck silver at the same games, he remains only competitor to win successive Olympic 1500 metre titles.

Steve Cram in Seb Coe's podium shadow

Steve Cram in Seb Coe's podium shadow

As second place Brit Steve Cram, six metres in his slipstream, said at the time: "On the day there was only one man ... and on the day Seb Coe was that man".

It was a satisfying triumph for King Coe, who in victory turned toward assembled press corps to wave index fingers of both hands, signalling he was again undisputed number one.

Still remarkably fresh after running under two seconds off the world record, he jogged around repeating the gesture to reinforce fact Sheffield's golden boy was best in the world.

Seb Coe struck gold and silver at LA games

Seb Coe struck gold and silver at LA games

Seb Coe still fresh for victory circuit

Seb Coe still fresh for victory circuit

The Star's King Coe coverage

The Star's King Coe coverage