Rosanna Greenstreet

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Name: Rosanna Greenstreet
Date registered: May 2, 2015
URL: http://www.theguardian.com/sport/tennis

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  1. Victoria Pendleton: ‘I spend most of my time snogging horses’ — July 22, 2017

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Jul 22

Victoria Pendleton: ‘I spend most of my time snogging horses’

The former cyclist turned jockey on being kept awake by cows, who she would invite to her dream dinner party and her most embarrassing moment

Born in Bedfordshire, Victoria Pendleton, 36, rode her first cycle race aged nine. She went on to win sprint gold at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and keirin gold and sprint silver at the London Olympics. By the time she retired from cycling in 2012, she had also won nine World Championship golds. She has just launched English Heritage’s Medieval Knights Season.She is now an amateur jockey, and lives in Oxfordshire with her husband.

What is your earliest memory?
Being on the beach with my grandparents, building sandcastles.

Related: Ivan Lendl: ‘What keeps me awake at night? Bad hips’

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