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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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COUNTDOWN TO RIO: SUMMER SPORTS WEEK IN REVIEW

Neil Black, British Athletics’ performance director, can be forgiven for smiling for quite a while after a record-breaking European Championship...

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Farah makes history as GB end record-breaking Euros on high

Mo Farah became the most successful individual athlete in European Championships history as Great Britain won five golds on the final day in Zur...

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Child sprints to maiden international title in Zurich

Eilidh Child may have missed the chance to parade her Commonwealth Games silver medal through the streets of Glasgow due to her commitments for ...

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Gemili stunned as he secures European 200m title

Just two years after taking up full-time sprinting Adam Gemili powered to 200m gold at the European Championships - destroying French rival Chri...

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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.