ONE of the best British observe and subject athletes of all time, Denise Lewis was certainly one of Group GB’s “golden ladies”.
The heptathlon star from Wolverhampton was a staple of athletics all through the 1990s – which culminated in a historic gold medal on the 2000 Sydney Olympics. This is extra…
Who’s Denise Lewis?
Denise Lewis was born on August 27, 1972, in West Bromwich.
She represented Group GB on the Olympics in 1996, 2000 and 2004.
Lewis bagged a bronze in Atlanta in 1996 however went on to strike gold in Sydney in 2000.
Awarded an OBE in 2001, throughout her illustrious profession she additionally picked up gold within the European Championships in 1998 and two silvers within the World Championship in 1997 and 1999.
She additionally scooped gold twice within the Commonwealth Video games in 1994 and 1998.
On account of harm, Denise was compelled to tug out of the 2004 Olympics after the lengthy bounce.
Since her retirement, she has been a staple of the BBC’s athletics protection, while she additionally appeared on Strictly Come Dancing and completed runner-up in 2004.
Since 2009, Lewis has been a pundit on the Beeb’s protection of the Olympics, Commonwealth Video games and World Championships.
Who’s her husband and what number of youngsters does she have?
Up till 2005, Lewis was relationship fellow athlete Patrick Stevens, a runner from Belgium – and the pair have one daughter collectively, Lauryn.
The couple cut up in that 12 months and in 2006 the Group GB star married Steve Finan O’Connor – who was a former supervisor to pop group All Saints.
They’ve two sons – Ryan and Kane – and have now been married 12 years.
Denise can be step-mum to Joe O’Connor.
In July 2018 Denise introduced on Twitter she is anticipating her fourth baby.
She wrote: “Properly Twitter associates, I have never let myself go I am consuming for 2.
“Excited and a bit of nervous regardless that I’ve been right here earlier than, however hoping for a wholesome and bother free being pregnant.”
When did she retire from the observe?
After an illustrious profession, accidents on the 2004 Olympics prevented Lewis from finishing the heptathlon.
In consequence, she determined to hold up her boots for good shortly after in 2005.
Since then she’s appeared on reveals corresponding to Pointless Celebrities, with father-in-law and comic Tom O’Connor, All Star Household Fortunes and The Chase: Superstar Particular