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The Jump 2015: Meet Louise Hazel

The gold medal-winning heptathlete is the master of seven sports – but says she might as well add in another discipline

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Published: Friday, 30th January 2015 at 6:14 am

Name: Louise Hazel

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Jump nickname: Louise 'Lightning' Hazel

Age: 29

Famous, why? Gold medal-winning heptathlete at the 2010 Commonwealth Games

Bio: As a heptathlete Hazel jokes she's a "Jack of all trades, master of none" laughing she might as well add another discipline to "the mix". In the 2010 Commonwealth Games, she won a gold medal for the England team – and it looked like Hazel would defend her title before illness forced her to pull out. She calls herself a "bit of an adrenaline junkie and speed freak" but was "wrapped in bubble wrap" during her heptathlon career. Now she's raring for the chance to experience a few things and what better place to start than hurling yourself from a giant ski jump, eh? 

Then: Speaking after the 2012 Olympic trials

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFY7OYGJTFQ

Now: Discussing the Olympic legacy on Channel 5 News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlHFzNrOd7k

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The Jump starts on Sunday at 7:00pm on Channel 4

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