Tessa Sanderson CBE is an Olympic Javelin Legend.
Tessa has competed in six Olympic Games, winning a Gold medal in the javelin event in Los Angeles 1984.
Sanderson remains the only British Woman to ever win an Olympic throwing Gold Medal.
Other major medals include three Commonwealth Golds, a World Cup Gold in Cuba in 1990.
In 2004 Tessa Sanderson was awarded a CBE in recognition of her services to sport.
Prior to the CBE she was the recipient of an OBE in 1997 for her work with various charities and in 1985 was awarded the MBE for winning her Olympic Gold Medal.
During her 26 years competing for Great Britain Tessa was Sports Personality of the Year and Athlete of the Year (3 times).
Tessa Sanderson was awarded the Sunday Times Life Times Achievement Award for her dedication to sport.
Tessa holds two Honorary Fellowship Degree one from South Bank University in London in 2004, and prior to this Wolverhampton Polytechnic. She also has an honorary Masters Degree from Birmingham University.
Tessa was a TEAM GB Ambassador for the London 2012 Games and currently runs her own sports academy – The Tessa Sanderson Foundation and Academy.
As a broadcaster, Tessa has presented for Sky Sports, BBC, ITV, Bloomberg, GMTV and others.
Tessa’s motivational presentation is titled Path To Glory.
Tessa take you on a journey from from her school days through to winning her Olympic Gold Medal and beyond.
Path to Glory touches upon her inspirations and what drove her to become Olympic Champion, and takes a light-hearted look at her rivalry with Fatima Whitebread.
Tessa Sanderson has spoken at events across the UK and can adapt the speech to touch on themes such as:
- Health & Fitness
- Olympics Games