Denise Lewis, OBE (born 27 August 1972) is a British female sports presenter and former track and field athlete, who specialised in the heptathlon. She won the gold medal in the heptathlon at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, was twice Commonwealth Games champion, was the 1998 European Champion and won World Championships silver medals in 1997 and 1999. She was the first European to win the Olympic heptathlon, though Europeans, including Briton Mary Peters, had won the Olympic pentathlon precursor event.
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|Claim to fame||
won the gold medal in the heptathlon at the 2000 Sydney Olympics
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27 August 1972
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West Bromwich, Birmingham, England, UK
5' 8" (173 cm)
140 lbs (63.5 kg)
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