Who is Tanni Grey-Thompson?
"To overcome obstacles and reach
Tanni Grey-Thompson was a clear
and obvious choice for the representative of 'Determination'. Despite being
born with spina bifida and having to use a wheelchair, she has gone
on to achieve great things in the world of sport.
Carys Davina "Tanni"
Grey-Thompson Baroness Grey-Thompson, is a British former wheelchair
racer and is a parliamentarian and television presenter. Grey-Thompson
was born with spina bifida and is a wheelchair user but she still
went on to compete, very successfully, in the paralympics. Over her career she
won a total of 16 Paralympic medals, including 11 golds, held over 30 world
records and won the London Marathon six times between 1992 and 2002..
She is considered to be one of the most successful disabled athletes in the UK.