Lewis, Denise

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Name
Lewis, Denise Gender: F
born on 27 August 1972 at 04:25 (= 04:25 AM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Bio/autobiography
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 03°57' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 05°13 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 15°30'



Denise Lewis
photo: Kate from UK, license cc-by-sa-2.0

Biography

British athlete, winner of a Gold Medal for the heptathlon on 9/24/2000. Although Denise Lewis was quite badly injured after the fifth event, she gritted her teeth and pulled through to achieve an excellent throw in the javelin, and finished the 800m with enough points to win her the gold. Although she had already won double gold at the European and Commonwealth games in 1998, and silver at the World Championships in Seville in 1999, her Olympic win really shot her to fame. With a winning combination of talent, intelligence and looks, Lewis has made amazing strides.

Growing up in Wolverhampton in a one-parent family, Denise learned that one works for what one gets. At age 14 she would take a three-hour round trip to Birmingham to be trained by coach Darrell Bunn. "I questioned myself sometimes when I was tired and it rained. I thought "I don't want to do this today," but you rise above it." She is an excellent role model and feels that it is important to show that women can be successful in whatever they try to do. Her autobiography, published in 2001, is an inspiration for those who have the dream – and the determination to follow through.

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Events

  • Work : Prize 1998 (Gold Medal at European and Commonwealth games)
  • Work : Prize 1999 (Silver Medal at the World Championships)
  • Work : Prize 24 September 2000 (Olympic Gold Medal, heptathlon)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 2001 (Autobiography released)

Source Notes

Frank C. Clifford quotes her autobiography "Personal Best," Century 2001, p.11,Hallam Hospital, West Bromwich, London.

Categories

  • Traits : Personality : Hard worker
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Accident/Injury (Injuries while training and competing)
  • Family : Childhood : Parent, Single or Step (One parent family)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Mentor/Tutor (Role model)
  • Vocation : Sports : Track and Field (Pro heptathlon)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Notable : Awards : Olympics (Gold Medal)

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