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Jeanette Boahemaa Kwakye MBE – born 20 March 1983 – is a retired British sprinter who works as a sports broadcaster.

Kwakye won a bronze medal in the 4×100 metres relay at the 2002 World Junior Championships, with teammates Jade Lucas-Read, Amy Spencer and Vernicha James. At the 2007 European Indoor Championships she finished fourth in the 60 metres. In the semi-final she recorded a time of 7.17 seconds, this being the fastest time by a British woman in the 60m since 1986.

After Beijing 2008, Kwakye suffered from Achilles tendon and knee injuries, missing the 2010 athletics season. She returned to competition in 2011 and became the British 100m champion.

After retiring, Kwakye studied for an NCTJ qualification and began working for BBC Radio Berkshire, before joining BBC Radio London’s sports team in 2014.

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