Steph Cook MBE
Steph's sporting journey began with hockey and athletics at school, where she was inspired by various teachers both academically and in terms of her sport. This was followed by lightweight rowing at Cambridge University and then modern pentathlon, athletics & cross country running at Oxford University all whilst a medical student.
After qualifying as a doctor she put her medical career on hold for a short time to train for modern pentathlon and won gold in the inaugural women's modern pentathlon at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. In 2001 she went on to become European Champion and World Champion before returning to medicine.
Steph was also a member of the 2012 LOCOG athletes committee charged with looking after the interests of all competitors, and has also commentated for the BBC at the 2004, 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games.
In her spare time she works as a GP partner in East Sussex and is mum to two young boys.
(Photo: The World Championships in 2001)