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Tanni Grey-Thompson: Biography and Images

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Tanni Grey-Thompson is the winner of 11 Paralympic gold medals and a six-time winner of the London Wheelchair Marathon, ensuring her place as Britain’s greatest Paralympic athlete. She was voted BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year in 1992, 2000 and 2004.

Now retired, Tanni still plays an active role in the administration of sport. Amongst other positions she is a consultant to the London 2012 Organising Committee, a Laureus Sport for Good Foundation Trustee, on the board of Transport for London, and is an International Inspiration Ambassador for UNICEF.

In 2005 she was made Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE for her services to sport, while in 2010 she was elevated to the House of Lords as a “people’s peer”. With specialist interest in sport, disability, health and youth development she sits on the crossbenches, bringing a wealth of experience and authority to the House.

Since retiring, she has also built a successful broadcasting career, working for BBC Wales, S4C and BBC One.

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