Jazmin Sawyers

17 June 2014

Jazmin Sawyers of England celebrates her silver medal of the women's long jump at Hampden Park Stadium during the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland, Thursday July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Event: Long jump
Date and place of Birth: 21 May 1994, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
Clubs: City of Stoke and University of Bristol


Law graduate Jazmin trains at the University of Bath under the supervision of coaches Malcolm Arnold and James Hillier. Her lead coach is Alan Lerwell, an Olympic long-jumper in 1968 and 1972, who provides her training programme and oversees her technical sessions at the Sports Training Village.

The multi-talented athlete first trained at the University with British Bobsleigh, winning silver at the Winter Youth Olympics in 2012, before returning to her athletics career. She originally competed in  heptathlon before concentrating solely on long jump.

It wasn’t long before Jazmin was ranked the number-one junior in the world after jumping a massive personal best at the Olympic trials in 2012, where she beat the future Olympic heptathlon gold-medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill. Her senior career has seen Jazmin win silver medals at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2016 European Championships in Amsterdam.

When she’s not competing, Jazmin turns her attention to singing.

Rio 2016

Great Britain's Jazmin Sawyers during the Women's Long Jump final at Olympic Stadium on the twelfth day of the Rio Olympic Games, Brazil.
Jazmin Sawyers at the Rio Olympic Games

Jazmin’s superb 2016 was defined by her victory in the British Championships and her debut Olympic appearance at Rio 2016.

A new personal best of 6.75m secured British Championships gold and Jazmin booked her place on the plane to Brazil with Team GB.

In Rio, she jumped 6.53m in the Olympic semi-finals to finish 12th and claim a place in the final.

Jazmin improved to jump 6.69m which placed her in 8th – the highest placed British female jumper.


Career highlights:

8th – Olympic Games, Rio 2016
 – Long jump, European Championships, Amsterdam 2016
Gold – Long jump, British Championships, Birmingham 2016
Silver – Long jump, Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014
Silver – Long Jump, European Athletics Junior Championships, 2013
Silver – 2-Woman Bobsleigh, Winter Youth Olympics, Innsbruck, Austria, 2012
Bronze – Long Jump, IAAF World Junior Championships, 2012

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