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Olympic champion Farah ruled out of Commonwealth Games

Double Olympic and world champion Mo Farah has withdrawn from the Commonwealth Games after failing to recover from an illness.

Farah was ...

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Glasgow 2014 - A Viewing Guide

This evening’s Opening Ceremony marks the start of the 20th Commonwealth Games as Glasgow plays host to 11 days of competition across 17 sports....

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Greene eyeing up Commonwealth Games title defence

Dai Greene insists he would love nothing more than to defend his Commonwealth Games title this summer having finally shaken off his injury curse...

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Johnson-Thompson forced to withdraw from Commonwealths

Katarina Johnson-Thompson admits it is with a heavy heart that she withdrew from the Commonwealth Games under medical advice.

The 21-year...

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Porter sends out a message at Anniversary Games in London

Tiffany Porter dealt a blow to defending 100m hurdles Commonwealth champion Sally Pearson ahead of Glasgow 2014 with victory at the Sainsbury’s ...

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Biography

Stormed to victory over 400m Hurdles in 1992, the first British woman to win gold on the track since Ann Packer. She also took the IAAF World title in 1993 in a new world record.

A farmers daughter, she had begun her career with a AAA junior title in the Long Jump but became British record holder at 100m Hurdles, and took Commonwealth gold at the distance in 1986. Moved up to 400m Hurdles in 1988 and finished 5th in the semi final in Seoul. She won relay gold at the 1990 European championships in Split and completed her set of major 400m Hurdles titles with gold in the 1994 Championships.

After winning her gold medal, she became a TV presenter with Skysports and later an interviewer for BBC. She was also an ambassador for London 2012.