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Britain’s Greatest Paralympian
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson is Britain’s greatest Paralympic athlete. She competed in five Paralympic Games, winning 11 Gold Medals, and is acknowledged as one of the most gifted and courageous sportswomen of her generation. In addition to her outstanding Paralympic achievements, between 1992 and 2002 she won the London Wheelchair Marathon six times.
Since retirement Tanni has become an influential voice in sport administration, politics and society. She is Chair of ukactive, President of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, Chancellor of Northumbria University, a UNICEF ambassador and a Transport for London board member. In 2010 she was elevated to the cross benches of the House of Lords and with a special interest in youth, health, sport and disability has made significant contributions to debates on welfare reform, sports governance and assisted dying.