Tanni Grey-Thompson, Baroness DBE
Baroness Tanni is Britain’s best-known Paralympic athlete, having performed at world-class level, in distances ranging from 100m to the marathon. Tanni’s career has taken her around the world to every major international event. Her 15 Paralympic medals including 11 golds, six gold medals in the London Marathon and her comprehensive set of British and World Records make her achievements second to none in the disability sport arena.
Tanni has received numerous accolades and awards in recognition of her Paralympic and sporting achievements, she was awarded third place in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2000, has become BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year three times, taken the title ’Welsh Woman of the Year’ and many more. In 2000 Tanni was decorated with the OBE in the Millennium New Year’s Honours List in honour of her services to sport and in 2004 was awarded a Dame Hood.
Tanni is member of the Laureus World Sports alongside such sporting legends as Pele, Jack Nicklaus, Michael Jordan, Boris Becker, Ed Moses, placing her firmly alongside the world’s leading sporting celebrities.
As much a loved and respected individual both on and off the track, Tanni ‘s TV work has included appearances on BBC Question Time; Breakfast with Frost:, Celebrity Mastermind, The Weakest Link; Grandstand; A Question of Sport; and They Think It’s All Over. Tanni is also an accomplished TV and radio presenter.
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