Body and fitness coach
Jane Flemming is one of Australia’s best known sporting personalities.
During her sporting career, the dual Olympian won two Commonwealth Games Gold and two Silver medals, 13 national titles and broke hundreds of records over a period of 15 years in elite competition. Jane remains the Commonwealth Games Heptathlon record holder (set in 1990).
Jane retired from athletics in 1997 to concentrate on her media and commercial commitments including television, magazine and newspaper commentating.
She is the managing partner in a sponsorship and marketing company Flemming Promotions, and published a book “Fast Track to Success”. She also devotes a lot of her time to charity and has a busy family life with her husband Ian Purchas and twin boys James and Samuel.
- Born in Horsham, Victoria and started her athletics career at the Knox Little Athletics Centre, Melbourne
- Named Australian female athlete of the year in 1983
- Finished seventh in the heptathalon at the Olympic Games in 1998 and 1992
- Gold medalist, long jump and heptathalon, 1990 Commonwealth Games (Auckland)
- Silver medalist, heptathlon, 1986 Commonwealth Games (Edinburgh)
- Silver medalist, heptathlon, 1994 Commonwealth Games (Victoria)
- Works in television and radio and commentated the 2012 London Olympic games for Nine Foxtel
- Managing partner of Flemming Promotions
- Published a book – Fast Track to Success