Jeanette Kwakye, #BeAGameChanger Expert Panel member 2015

Jeanette Kwakye
Jeanette Kwakye

Jeanette Kwakye is a former international Sprinter, turned Journalist.

Jeanette has competed in the 100m for Great Britain at every age group since the age of 15.

In 2008, Jeanette qualified for the Beijing Olympics by retaining her British 100m outdoor title. She went on to become the first British woman in 24 years to make the 100m final in Beijing, where she placed sixth. She is also the current British Record holder for 60m indoors.

An unfortunate series of injuries were to keep Jeanette out of the London 2012 Olympics, despite maintaining her position as British No. 1 across 100m during 2011.

Now a qualified journalist, Jeanette has since retired and has gone on to work BBC, Sky Sports and comments for The Guardian on Women in Sport.

A Loughborough university graduate, she also works as an Athlete mentor, working with young people all over the UK, as well as an event host.

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