Jennifer Stoute

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Jennifer Stoute
Medal record
Women's Athletics
Representing  Great Britain
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Barcelona 4x400 m relay
European Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Split 4x400 m relay
Representing  England
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 1990 Auckland 4x400 m relay
Silver medal – second place 1990 Auckland 4x100 m relay

Jennifer ("Jenny") Elaine Stoute (born 16 April 1965) is an English former sprinter. She represented Great Britain at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul and the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, where she won a bronze medal in the 4x400 metres relay. She also appeared as "Rebel" in the ITV show Gladiators from 1996-1999.


Stoute was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England to Barbadian parents. She first came to international attention, when she reached the 200 metres final at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, where she pulled up injured and failed to finish. In 1988, at the Olympic Games, she was a member of the British 4 × 400 m relay quartet that finished sixth in the final. In 1989, she finished fourth in the 200 metres final at the European Indoor Championships.

In January 1990, at the Commonwealth Games in Auckland, Stoute was fourth in the 200 metres final, just one one-hundredth of a second behind bronze medalist Pauline Davis. She also finished fifth in the 400 metres final before winning two relay medals, silver in the 4 × 100 m and gold in the 4 × 400 m, along with Angela Piggford, Linda Keough and Sally Gunnell. At the 1990 European Championships in Split she won a bronze medal in the 4 × 400 m relay, along with Pat Beckford, Keough and Gunnell. At the 1991 World Championships, she again succumbed to injury pulling up in her 200m quarter-final and forcing her out of the relay.

The peak of Stoute's career came in 1992, at the Barcelona Olympics, where she ran her lifetime best in the 200 metres of 22.73 secs[1] to reach the semi-finals, before going on to earn a bronze medal in the 4 × 400 m relay along with Phylis Smith, Sandra Douglas and Sally Gunnell. She competed at the 1993 World Championships, where she reached the quarter-finals of the 200 metres. After two years struggling with injuries, she finished fifth in the 200 metres at the 1996 British Olympic trials in Birmingham, failing to earn selection. Her final major Competition was the 1997 World Indoor Championships.

From 1996 - 1999 she appeared as "Rebel" in the TV show Gladiators. She also returned for the 2008 revival and appeared in two Legend specials.

Stoute and her husband, fellow sprinter John Regis, have two daughters, both born in Bromley, Greater London: Alicia Jazmin (born 2001) and Renee Stefani (born 2005).


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