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Ashia steps to greatness
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Ashia Hansen celebrates gold at the Commonwealths
The glory days are back again for golden Ashia

Ashia Hansen likes leaving things late.

In 2003 she produced her best when the heat was on to lift the World Indoor title in front of a home crowd at Birmingham.

See Ashia chat to the Academy

She did the same thing at the Commonwealth Games and at the European Championships too.

Ashia Hansen kisses her Commonwealth gold medal
Four years: Worth the wait in the end

The Birchfield Harrier has been plagued by injury but she showed her fighting spirit again at Birmingham to grab a stunning gold medal.

The Sport Academy caught up with Ashia. She talked about her injury heartache and her drive to be the perfect jumper.

She also reveals a rather strange collection of sporting videos.

And if you're a keen athlete and worried about stuffing your face with cream cakes, then fear not.

Ashia absolutely adores them, but all in moderation.



Introduction
Ashia of all trades
Icing on the cake
No one's perfect
Enjoy your flight
Happy line of work
Battling injuries
Get dreaming

Did you know?
Ashia was born in America and was adopted by an English woman and her Ghanaian husband


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