Olympian and Bristol law grad appears on TV talent competition ‘The Voice’

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By Thomas Connelly on

Scooped up by will.i.am, but a career in law is “still an option” for Jazmin Sawyers


A University of Bristol LLB graduate who represented Great Britain at the 2016 summer Olympics has showcased her singing talents over the weekend on ‘The Voice’.

Graduating with a 2:1 in law last summer, Jazmin Sawyers blew viewers away on Saturday evening with her rendition of Alessia Cara’s ‘Here’.

Sawyers was put through to the next round thanks to judge and Black Eyed Peas rapper will.i.am.

It’s likely Legal Cheek readers will be more familiar with Sawyers’ Olympic exploits than her singing prowess. The Russell Group grad represented Team GB in the long jump at the Rio games last August. Making it all the way to the finals, she missed out on a medal following a leap of 6.69 metres.

But during a Legal Cheek interview with the 22-year-old last year, Sawyers — who once missed a criminal law exam to attend a 2014 Commonwealth Games qualifier — did reveal she could hold a tune by way of her popular YouTube channel.

Commenting on her appearance on the popular ITV show this week, the multi-talented sportswoman told Legal Cheek:

Auditioning on The Voice was a new kind of challenge for me, I’m used to performing under pressure but this was a whole different environment. I’m excited for the next stage of the competition, and can’t wait to learn from my coach, will.i.am.

Continuing, Sawyers — who was once voted one of United Kingdom’s most influential law students by Legal Cheek readers — said:

I’m still training for long jump full time, but now that I’ve graduated I have much more free time, so it’s nice to be learning something new!

Revealing that a career in law is “always still an option”, Sawyers told us that she is happy “focusing on long jump for now”.

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