Inspirational Jemima

Look out for the inspirational Jemima Cooper, on the imminent, Sky sport series, Ballsy Women. Jemima, who is also an ambassador for the company, Kitbrix; partners of Ballsy Women. Click pic below to access Kitbrix website

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Jemima, during her interview with Olympian medal winner, Gail Emms, explained how from rocking her sparkly tutu dancing round her sitting room, to making plans to head to New York as a professional, her dream of a ballerina, was the fuel that fired 16 intensive years of classical ballet training. But on turning professional at 19, and tumbling out on the other side of a life threatening illness, she realised it was time for a new adventure.

From Left to right: Gail Emms, Matt Jarvis, Alice Dearing and Jemima Cooper

Jemima, was born full of energy and super competitive and just loved being active. Yet she still wonders how she ended up in triathlon? When starting 4 years ago - she didn't even own a bike. She was terrified of water and couldn't swim. Her never say never spirit propelled her forward. Inspired by a cousin who had competed in Ironman, is sparked an excitement in Jemima.

The challenge.. the sense of the impossible. It was a challenge like no other that sounded like a whole lot of heart thumping fun, added Jemima. Hence, she was sold. In the next few years, Jemima would learn to swim and over come her fears, train with top level triathletes, take a GB Age Group Silver medal at the European Championships and begin gin fighting for podiums on the Ironman 70.3 Triathlon circuit around the world. She continues to push forwards in her sport, and to pursue her missions to inspire and motivate others to overcome challenge and adversity.

She shares her journey, tips and advice with her fans and followers at @jemcoopertriathlon and on her blog.

Look out for the Ballsy Women series, which Jemima will appear, on Sunday 30th of August

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