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Pozzi ready to get back on course after injury woe

Andrew Pozzi hopes his injury woes are behind him as he bids to get back to his best in the build up to Rio 2016.

The 22-year-old has not...

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Farah to open 2015 campaign with cross-country outing

Mo Farah insists he is itching to get going after revealing his first outing of 2015 will be at the international Great Edinburgh Cross Country....

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Our five to watch for BBC Sports Personality of the Year

The BBC have announced their ten contenders for the 2014 Sports Personality of the Year award, so we’re taking a look at the five athletes who h...

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THE OLYMPIC ROUND UP: A WEEK IN REVIEW

Karen Carney insists England will come back stronger after they fell to a 3-0 defeat against two-time world champions Germany at Wembley on Sund...

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Pavey and Rutherford named writers' athletes of the year

European champions Jo Pavey and Greg Rutherford continue to have plenty to celebrate in 2014 after being named athletes of the year by the Briti...

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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.