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Jeanette

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Jeanette was born in London and quickly realised her sporting talent in her teenage years. She progressed through the national junior ranks as a sprinter and developed into a world-class athlete.

Jeanette was a multiple British Champion over the 100m and 200m. Her highest ranking achievement being the 100m Olympic final in 2008. The first British woman to achieve this feat in 24 years.

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An unfortunate series of injuries were to keep Jeanette out of the London 2012 Olympics, despite maintaining her position as British No. 1 across 100m during 2011. 

Having since retired from athletics, Jeanette, now a qualified journalist currently works for the BBC, Sky Sports and Channel 5. She reports and presents on Olympic sport for BBCSport and has covered European, World and Commonwealth Games.

She has also worked f...

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