Former triple jumper Ashia Hansen MBE has been world indoor champion, European indoor champion, Commonwealth Games champion and European champion. Representing Great Britain at two Olympic Games and four World Championships, Ashia is now a highly respected Olympic speaker.
When she was at her athletic peak, Ashia set 20 British records for triple jumping and at one stage was a world record holder with a jump of 15.16m. She made her mark on the sport at the world indoor championships in Paris in 1997 where she won a silver medal.
One of the reasons that the public loved Ashia so much when she was competing is that the Olympic speaker would often leave it to her last jump before she won or held on to her title, the most exciting example being in the 2002 Commonwealth Games where she had to beat a jump of 14.82m and achieved 14.86m.
After this, when she won her second Commonwealth Games gold medal, Ashia retired and in 2003 she was given an MBE in recognition of her contribution to sport. Since then, Ashia has appeared on many TV programmes – including We Are The Champions, Loose Women and Question of Sport – and has earned a reputation as a fascinating Olympic speaker. She is also a keen property developer, a mentor to junior athletes, and is on the board of Sport England.
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