EDINBURGH high-jumper and model Jayne Nisbet, who opens her bid for a medal today, has told how her battle with bulimia robbed her of her chance to compete at the last Commonwealth Games in Dehli.
The 25-year-old’s weight plummeted to seven stone and threatened to end her career. She told Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour she thought if she lost sufficient weight she would be able to jumpp higher.
Jayne said: “Four years ago for Dehli I was suffering really badly from injury and illness. My really bad bulimia was one of the reasons I didn’t go. I quit for three weeks, took a step back and looked at where I imagined I wanted to be. I thought: “I need to sort myself out and get myself in a better place or I’ll never achieve anything”.
She told the programme how she eventually beat the disorder to make a comeback. Now, eight-and-a-half stone, she last year set a new Scottish record.