Lewis takes Commonwealth England role

Denise Lewis

Denise Lewis won heptathlon bullion during a 2000 Olympics

Olympic bullion medallist Denise Lewis has been allocated boss of Commonwealth Games England.

Lewis, 43, succeeds Dame Kelly Holmes, who spent 6 years in a role.

The 2000 Olympic heptathlon champion will give “leadership and guidance” before a 2018 Commonwealth Games, to be hold on Australia’s Gold Coast.

“I am anxious we have a possibility to work with, and support, England’s athletes and assistance them towards apropos a Commonwealth medallist,” pronounced Lewis.

“I know what support is indispensable in sequence to concede athletes to ready and contest to a best of their potential.”

As good as her Olympic success in Sydney, Lewis won Commonwealth titles in 1994 and 1998.

Commonwealth Games England manages a appearance and credentials of a England team.

Its chairman, Ian Metcalfe, pronounced Lewis’ purpose will be “vital”, adding: “We’re certain that her knowledge as an chosen contestant will enthuse a subsequent era of Team England athletes and support CGE in ancillary them.”

England surfaced a award list during final year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and were third in September’s Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa.

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