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29 January 1971
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Downe House; Newnham College, Cambridge
Clare Balding was already a respected sports presenter when she won wide praise for her presentation of Channel 4's coverage of the Paralympics 2012. She has since begun presenting Britain's Brightest on BBC 1 and Good Morning Sunday on Radio 2.
"I think ambitious is one of those adjectives used for women in a derogatory way. And, yet, I think ambition is crucial in life – you have to know what you might be capable of and push yourself slightly beyond it."Clare Balding
In the late 80's she was a leading amateur jockey and horse racing has been a significant strand in her broadcasting career as she now presents Channel 4's racing coverage. She has reported from five Olympics and many other sporting events.