Fatima Whitbread MBE

Gold Medal Winning Olympic Javelin Thrower

Fatima Whitbread

Olympic speaker and former javelin thrower Fatima Whitbread MBE has 10 competition medals to her name – and only two of them are bronze. Prior to her retirement, Fatima is one of only two women ever to throw a javelin over 75 metres. Thanks to her media career, Fatima is both a popular speaker and event host, featuring at events up and down the country.

Fatima’s best year was undoubtedly 1987, when she became World Champion and was voted Sportswoman of the Year. This was the second gold medal Fatima had won, the other one gained a year earlier at the 1986 Stuttgart European Championships, where she broke the world record with a javelin throw of 77.44m. Fatima’s sports speeches discuss her journey from adversity to success, inspiring her audience to overcome their own personal challenges.

The Olympic speaker did her country proud when she appeared at the Los Angeles Olympic Games in 1984, Fatima Whitbread won a bronze medal and at the next Games in Seoul, she earned a silver. Her other medals were a silver in the World Championships in 1983 and at the Commonwealth Games, she won a bronze in 1982 and a silver in 1986.

Fatima is now well-known as a TV personality and has appeared on a vast range of programmes, including Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, The Cube, I’m A Celebrity… Get Me out of Here! and Total Wipeout. The Olympic speaker has also written an autobiography called Survivor, the title reflecting her extremely tough childhood in which she says she was abandoned, orphaned and abused. A talented motivational speaker, Fatima’s candid presenting style and inspiring story frequently captivate audiences.

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Watch Fatima’s highlights from I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here:

When featuring at events Fatima is known to discuss such topics as:

  • Dealing with Adversity
  • Personal Resilience
  • Overcoming Personal Challenges
  • Mental Strength
  • Motivation & Inspiration

Over the course of her career Fatima earned the following achievements:

  • Gold medal at the 1986 Stuttgart European Championships
  • Gold medal at the 1987 Rome World Championships
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