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Denise Lewis

Personal information
NameDenise Lewis
NationalityEngland
 
Height1.73 m
Weight64 kg (141.1 lb)
Sport
SportHeptathlon
ClubBirchfield Harriers
Coached byCharles van Commenee
Retired2005

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Denise Lewis OBE (born 27 August 1972, in West Bromwich, England) is a retired British athlete who specialised in the heptathlon. She won the gold medal in the heptathlon at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
DE Sabine Braun
Women's Heptathlon Best Year Performance
1998
Succeeded by
FR Eunice Barber

Medal Record
Women's Athletics
Competitor for  
Olympic Games
Gold2000 SydneyHeptathlon
Bronze1996 AtlantaHeptathlon
World Championships
Silver1997 AthensHeptathlon
Silver1999 SevillaHeptathlon
Gold1998 BudapestHeptathlon
Competitor for England
Gold1994 VictoriaHeptathlon
Gold1998 Kuala LumpurHeptathlon

Olympic Champions in Women's Pentathlon and Heptathlon

Pentathlon
1964: Irina Press * 1968: Ingrid Becker * 1972: Mary Peters * 1976: Siegrun Siegl * 1980: Nadezhda Tkachenko
Heptathlon
1984: Glynis Nunn * 1988: Jackie Joyner-Kersee * 1992: Jackie Joyner-Kersee * 1996: Ghada Shouaa * 2000: Denise Lewis * 2004: Carolina Klüft * 2008: Nataliya Dobrynska

European Champions in Women's Heptathlon

1982: Ramona Neubert (GDR) * 1986: Anke Vater (GDR) * 1990: Sabine Braun (FRG) * 1994: Sabine Braun (GER) * 1998: Denise Lewis (GBR) * 2002: Carolina Klüft (SWE) * 2006: Carolina Klüft (SWE)

Commonwealth Champions in Women's Pentathlon and Heptathlon

1970 - 1974: Mary Peters (NIR) * 1978: Diane Konihowski (CAN)
1982: Glynis Nunn (AUS) * 1986: Judy Simpson (ENG) * 1990: Jane Flemming (AUS) * 1994 - 1998: Denise Lewis (ENG) * 2002: Jane Jamieson (AUS) * 2006: Kelly Sotherton (ENG)

British Olympic Champions in Women's Athletics

1964: Mary Rand (long jump) * 1964: Ann Packer (800 m) * 1972: Mary Peters (pentathlon) * 1984: Tessa Sanderson (javelin) * 1992: Sally Gunnell (400 m hurdles) * 2000: Denise Lewis (heptathlon) * 2004: Kelly Holmes (800 m & 1500 m) * 2008: Christine Ohuruogu (400m)



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