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COUNTDOWN TO RIO: SUMMER SPORTS WEEK IN REVIEW

Alistair Brownlee might not have won the overall World Triathlon Series title but he admitted victory at the Grand Final in Edm...

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Record-breaking women's 4x100m team at it again in Zurich

Zurich’s Letzigrund Stadium is fast turning into a happy hunting ground for British women’s relay sprinting team after they broke the national 4...

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COUNTDOWN TO RIO: SUMMER SPORTS WEEK IN REVIEW

As was the case with the athletics team the week before, Great Britain were left celebrating another record-breaking occasion as they enjoyed th...

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Farah breaks British two-mile record in Birmingham

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah added another milestone to his long list of achievements as he broke Steve Ovett’s British two-mile record at t...

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Ujah sprints to third in Stockholm Diamond League meet

Chijindu Ujah was the pick of British performers at the Diamond League meeting in Stockholm on Thursday night, finishing third in the men’s 100m...

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Medal Record

Medal Record
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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.