Denise Lewis
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"Denise Lewis" Order of the British Empire/OBE is a retired English athlete, who specialised in the heptathlon. She won the gold medal in the heptathlon at the 2000 Summer Olympics/2000 Sydney Olympics.

Lewis was honoured as Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2000 New Year Honours. Since retiring from athletics, she has undertaken various television and media work and is now a regular athletics pundit for BBC Television, including during London 2012.

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