In another of Moorlands Radio Sports ‘In Conversation’ series our Chief Sports Reporter Dave Stringer talks to Stoke-on-Trent born long jump athlete Jazmin Sawyers.
Jazmin competed in the 2016 Olympic games where she finished 8th. The 2014 & 2018 Commonwealth Games finishing 2nd and 7th respectively and the European Championships in 2016 & 2018 where she finished 2nd and 4th.
She is a twice long jump National Champion in 2016 & 2020.
Jazmin won silver medal at the 2012 Youth Winter Olympics as a part of the Team GB Bobsleigh team.
Away from sport, Jazmin is a singer-songwriter who has appeared on ITV’s The Voice, she was successful in securing Will.i.am as her coach during the ‘blind auditions’.
She is also an Ambassador for Right To Play, the world’s leading sport for development charity. She visited Right To Play’s education programme in Tanzania in 2018.
Jazmin has also talked about raising awareness about the impact that periods have on both training and competing. She nearly withdrew from the 2016 olympic games due to having a very painful period.
In a comprehensive interview with Dave Stringer she discusses all the above and more – have a listen: