Denise Lewis, former Olympic gold medalist and an athletics pundit for BBC Sport, has “temporarily” resigned from her position as the president of UK Athletics (UKA).

The resignation, which was announced via an Instagram story, comes only two months after her appointment to the role.

Lewis’ Instagram story stated: “I’ve had to make the difficult decision to temporarily step away from my role as UKA President – with the upcoming [Paris 2024] Olympics and a hectic summer ahead.

“I would only want to accept the role when it can have my full attention."

Reports have suggested that Lewis’ role as an athletics pundit for BBC Sport, and the potential conflict of interest that comes with holding that job alongside her UKA responsibilities, may have been the deciding factor behind her decision to step down.

Lewis, an Olympic heptathlon champion, took over as UKA president from fellow Olympic gold medalist Jason Gardener following the completion of his term at the end of December.

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Last year UKA announced a record £3.7 million ($4.7 million) loss for the 2022-23 financial year.

Despite selling out July’s Diamond League in London, which was attended by over 50,000 fans, the UKA still lost between £100,000 and £500,000 from the event.

Additionally, the UKA has been without a title sponsor since losing Müller in 2022.