Sharron Davies MBE is one of the UK’s best known sports women.
Having first swum for Britain at the extraordinary age of 11, Sharron was selected for the 1976 Montreal Olympics and instantly became a household name.
At only 14 she confirmed her talents by winning two European Bronze medals – only losing out to the then all conquering East Germans.
However, it was in 1978 that 15-year-old Sharron stormed to the first of her many successes winning Commonwealth Gold medals in both 200 and 400m Individual Medley events.
Her astonishing form continued and in 1980 she took Silver at the Moscow Olympics just behind Petra Schneider. Ms Schneider has since admitted that her performance was heavily drug enhanced.
At the age of 18, Sharron decided she needed a break from competing and retired to pursue a media career. However, the lure of the water was too much, returning in 1989 promptly regaining her national 200m title.
Additionally, as captain of the 1990 Commonwealth Games Ladies’ squad, she led the team to Silver and Bronze medals.
Sharron was voted British Press Sportswoman of the Year twice.
Over an incredible international career which spanned three decades, Sharron won numerous major titles and medals, including 200 British records (some of which stand to this day), 5 World Masters records and an MBE awarded by the Queen for Services to Sport.
Life after competing:
After her retiring from competing, Sharron carved a career within the media.
A key member of BBC Sport’s presenting team she has covered many major swimming events and the Olympic games.
Additionally, Sharron has also presented The Big Breakfast, been the subject of a Channel 4 documentary, adorned the covers of many leading magazines, written for publications such as Cosmopolitan and The Independent, as well as contributing magazine features on one of her biggest hobbies – interior design.
Other television work includes a 26 part series on Parenting and ITV’s Gladiators where as ‘Amazon‘ she won over a whole new generation of fans.
Furthermore, Sharron co-presented C5’s revival of the celebrity sports competition ‘Superstars‘ and also competed on ITV’s ‘Dancing on Ice‘.
Motivational Speaker – Sharron Davies:
Sharron has known triumph and adversity. As a result, she knows what it takes to operate at the highest level – to prioritise, overcome obstacles and attain success.
As a speaker Sharron can focus on the following topics:
- Peak Performance
- Preparation & Execution
- Goal Setting
- Teamwork & Support
- Confidence in Performance
- Aspire to Success
Sharron Davies remains in constant demand for media work, motivational speaking and public appearances throughout the UK.