A CITY care home recognised the life of a former resident – who also happened to be an Olympic medallist.

Adrian Metcalfe OBE lived at Sunrise of Winchester for ten years before his death in July of this year.

During his career, Adrian set a UK record for the 400m in 1961 and won silver relay medals at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, the 1962 European Athletics Championships and the 1964 Summer Olympics.

He then moved into broadcasting, as a commentator and then as Head of Sport at Channel 4, whilst holding roles on the International Olympic Committee and International Association of Athletics Federations.

In 2001, Mr Metcalfe was awarded an OBE for services to sport and broadcasting.

Lynne Mayo, Adrian’s sister, has painted an artistic interpretation of his life and achievements, in his memory. The painting has been presented to Sunrise.

With the help of the Winchester Stroke Team, Lynne first found art while recovering from a stroke aged 64. She now hosts exhibitions of her artwork.

Emma Cole, reminiscence co-ordinator at Sunrise of Winchester, said: “Adrian was a lovely man with an amazing life history. An Olympic champion, circus ringmaster and TV broadcaster to name a few.

"Adrian continued running daily for as long as he could, and we enjoyed the one-to-one time with him taking him for his daily run. He shall be remembered fondly.”

Upon retirement, Adrian resided at Sunrise for ten years.

Antoinette Roberts, general manager, said: “My lasting memory of Adrian was the way he played the piano so beautifully, the first time I heard him playing, I thought it was a CD.

"Also, the thing that really touches us is when the families are also close to us, Adrian’s sister Lynne and his Son Dan are so thoughtful and kind, it’s hard to lose them too.”