Sharron Davies occupies a unique position in British life. She has occupied a position as one of the UK’s best known and most popular women since she burst onto the scene as a 13-year-old Olympian in 1976.
Sharron Davies MBE is the ultimate Olympian. She has attended 9 Olympic Games – three as an athlete and six as a broadcaster, and has unparalleled experience over the past 35 years as a competitor and broadcaster.
Sharron will be a key part of the BBC commentary team in 2012 and is used by the BBC and the Government as an Athletes representative, in planning 2012.
Outside of sport she has become a popular TV personality and most recently starred in the 2010 series of Dancing on Ice.
Sharron is a busy motivational speaker. Her speech is based on her own life ‘ups and downs’ experiences and how to adopt a positive ‘glass half full’ approach at all times. It can be moulded to any agenda and the key themes of teamwork, preparation, planning and leadership. It also offers a unique insight into the 2012 Olympic Games and what Britain will offer to the world.
As a healthy, busy mum of three children she is a great role model and passionate about encouraging healthy living and participation in sports for everyone, and is committed to combating childhood obesity.
Background at a glance:
• Sharron competed in her first International at 11
• At 13, she was the youngest member of the 1976 Olympic Team in Montreal
• Double gold medallist at the Commonwealth Games in 1978
• Olympic Silver medallist in the Moscow 1980 Olympics
• 5 World Masters Records
• British record holder in 400m for over 30 years
• Commonwealth record holder for 8 years
• Over 40 national titles
• Held over 200 British records in over 20 different events and distances
• 20 year career in the pool over 3 different decades