Olympian Denise Lewis awarded honorary degree

Retired British Olympian Denise Lewis OBE has been presented with an honorary degree from the University of Wolverhampton.

Denise Lewis OBE Credit: Tony Marshall/EMPICS Sport

The athlete who won gold at the 2000 Sydney Olympics was awarded it for her outstanding achievements.

She set the British record of 6831 in the heptathlon, was inducted into the UK Athletics Hall of Fame in 2011 and in July 2012 carried the Olympic Flame on its Torch Relay across the UK.