London 2012

Natasha Jonas

Natasha made history in 2009 when she became the first British woman to wear the Team GB vest.

She had football trials for England U18s but decided to stick with boxing and won the first of five consecutive Senior Amateur Boxing Association of England (ABAE) titles in 2007.

One of six boxers named as part of the first ever Olympic squad, she faced tough competition in the 60kg flyweight category from Amanda Coulson and Chantelle Cameron.

Natasha came to the fore with a superb performance in the Olympic test event at the Excel Arena, London, in November 2011, where she overcame boxers ranked 2, 5 and 7 in the world to secure the gold.

She then picked up a bronze medal the World Championships this year, losing her semi-final 18-10, becoming the first name on the teamsheet for London.

Natasha Jonas

  • DOB: 18/06/1986
  • Event: Boxing (flyweight)
  • Residence: Liverpool