Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

Motivational Speaker and Paralympic Athlete

About Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson is Britain’s greatest Paralympic athlete, winning 11 gold, 4 silver and a bronze Paralympic medals over her career, and breaking over 30 World Records on the track. Baroness Grey-Thompson was an expert commentator on the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London, and became the first Paralympian to commentate on Olympic sport.

After trying a range of sports Tanni realised at age 13 that Wheelchair Racing was her sport of choice. She graduated from Loughborough University with a BA(Hons) degree in Politics and Social Administration and later went on to receive numerous honorary degrees from across many higher education institutions. Her final Paralympic Games as an athlete was Athens 2004, where she won gold in the 100m and 400m taking her medal tally to 11 golds.

For her services to sport she became ‘Dame’ Tanni Grey-Thompson in 2005. In March 2010, Tanni was created a life peer and was conferred as Baroness Grey-Thompson, of Eaglescliffe in the County of Durham. She uses her extensive knowledge during debates in the House and she has spoken on a range of issues including disability rights, welfare reform and sport. 

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson - Motivational Speaker and Paralympic Athlete

Interesting Fact

In 2010 Tanni became an Independent Crossbench Peer in the House of Lords, taking the title Baroness Grey-Thompson of Eaglescliffe in the County of Durham.