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2018 British Championships Silver Medalist
2017 World Championships
2016 Olympic Games 8th Place Long Jump
2016 European Championships Long Jump Silver Medalist
2014 Commonwealth Games Long Jump Silver Medalist
2012 World Youth Olympics Bobsleigh Silver Medalist
2012 World Junior Athletics Championships Long Jump Bronze Medalist
2011 Youth Commonwealth Games 4x100m Gold Medalist
2011 Youth Commonwealth Games Long Jump Gold Medalist
Athletics / Bobsleigh
Singer / Songwriter
Born in Stoke-on-Trent in the UK, Sawyers was initially a child gymnast, participating in the sport from the age of four. At ten years old she began to take part in athletics events at school and decided to start practicing in various events.
Her first international appearances came in 2011 at the World Youth Championships in Athletics where she placed ninth in the heptathlon. She cleared six meters in the long jump for the first time that year and surpassed that mark to win the gold in the event at the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games. She was also a 4×100 meter relay champion with England.
She was approached by the British Bobsleigh Association that year to train for the inaugural Youth Winter Olympics. Acting as brakewoman, she formed a two-man bob team with Mica McNeil. In January 2012 she represented Great Britain at the bobsleigh at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympics and Sawyers and McNeil became the country's first ever medal-winning team and the only medalists for Britain that year,winning silver medals. As a result, she was chosen as one of the carriers for the 2012 Summer Olympics torch relay.
Jazmin Sawyers competed in the long jump event at Rio 2016 Olympics, finishing eighth in the final with a best of 6.69m. Sawyers won silver at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2016 European Championships in Amsterdam. She went on to make the World Championship final in London in 2017, finishing 12th in her qualifying group. In 2018, she brought home a silver medal from the British Championships with a personal best jump of 6.86m.
Sawyers is a singer/songwriter and in February 2017 appeared in TV's The Voice UK. She recently recorded the English hymn "Jerusalem" in the Abbey Road Studios made famous by the Beatles, along with other members of England's Commonwealth team on the Gold Coast and British musician Tokio Myers. The official anthem for England's Gold Coast Games team, "Jerusalem" is also the song played at podium ceremonies at the Commonwealth Games when an English athlete has won gold rather than British national anthem "God Save the Queen."
Jazmin graduated from the Bristol University in 2016 with a degree in Law.