Jazmin Sawyers - From Rio to The Voice | Features | MN2S

We highlight Jazmin Sawyers Achievements from the Olympics to Centre Stage.

Not many of us are talented and driven enough to ever make it to the Olympic Games or onto The Voice, one of TV’s most competitive talent shows. Even fewer of us have the drive and determination alongside the raw talent to make it into both – a sure sign of a surfeit of talent by anyone’s standards! Jazmin Sawyers, though, has managed to do just that.

Olympic ambitions

Born in 1994, Jazmin was born in Stoke on Trent and has been competing in sporting events since an early age. She first tried her hand at gymnastics, which she pursued for six years until her attention was drawn by another sport – athletics. Competing as part of Stoke City Athletics Club, Jazmin focused primarily on the sports of long jump and high jump, though she also competed in a number of other disciplines.

In 2011 she attended the World Youth Championships in, where she competed in the heptathlon, the long jump and the 4x100m relay race, showing off just how many strings there are to her bow.

As if that were not enough sports already, Sawyers was also approached in the same year by the British bobsleigh association, and asked to represent Great Britain at the inaugural Winter Youth Games. At that event, she claimed Britain’s only medal, coming second in the two-person bobsleigh race.

Her athletic ambitions have continued to mature and in 2016, she came 8th in the long jump event at the Rio Olympic Games, a place she will surely be looking to beat in 2020.

Singing her heart out

Not content with her extraordinary athletic talent, Jazmin is also a keen amateur singer and songwriter, and was this year invited to audition for The Voice. The show’s producers invite some contestants to appear, if they are impressed by their talent, and Jazmin clearly made the cut.

She made her way easily through the blind audition stages, when American artist Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas claimed her as his protégé. Although she was later eliminated during the ‘battle’ stage of the competition, Jazmin nonetheless put on an impressive performance, considering that singing is not her first or only love.

“The first thing I told the coaches on The Voice when I auditioned was that I was an Olympic athlete so they are aware of that being my priority,” she said. “Should I win we would be looking to fit that around athletics.”

And whether an Olympic Gold or a win on The Voice was a greater priority? “It’s Olympic gold for me, definitely. Music is a passion that came later in life, but athletics has been a dream since I was a kid. “Much as I’d love a music career, Olympic gold is the dream.”

Book Jazmin Sawyers

Jazmin has an incredible amount of life experience for someone so young, and her go-get-em attitude is sure to leave a lasting impression on any audience she speaks to. If you’re interested in booking Jazmin Sawyers as an after dinner speaker, contact talent management agency MN2S today.

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