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Tessa Sanderson

Tessa Sanderson


First broadcast: Sun 17 Nov 1996

Athlete, Olympic gold medal winner

Atlanta was her sixth Olympic Games. The first was 20 years before. On Desert Island Discs, Tessa Sanderson reveals the competitive drive that brought her back from retirement at the age of 40 to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. She fondly recalls her rivalry with fellow competitor Fatima Whitbread, and remembers the moment she became the first and only British woman to win an Olympic throwing gold medal.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]


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