Iwan Thomas MBE

Gold medal-winning Welsh sprinter and 400m specialist

Iwan Thomas

Welsh sprinter, 400m specialist and Olympic speaker Iwan Thomas MBE has represented both Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the Olympic Games, the World Championships, the European Cup and the IAAF World Cup. For Wales, he competed at the Commonwealth Games, winning a gold medal in 1998. As an advocate for Group B Strep Support, Iwan is ideal for charity fundraisers, serving as an entertaining event host.

Earning his MBE in 1998 for services to sport and charity, Iwan is known for his incredible silver medal at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta in the 4 x 400m relay. At the 1997 World Championships in Athens, he won three gold medals at the 1998 European Championships in Budapest. While performing at the top of his sport, Iwan gained a number of valuable skills, including peak performance and an unwavering focus.

Iwan has also won gold relay medals in the European Cups at Villeneuve d’Ascq in 1995, and Munich in 1997. At the IAAF World Cup in 1998, the Olympic speaker won a gold medal in the 400m and silver in the 4 x 400m. When representing Wales at the Commonwealth Games, Iwan has won all three shades of medal – a gold and bronze medal at the 1998 Kuala Lumpur games and silver in 2002, Manchester.

Iwan is also no stranger to TV viewers, having appeared on such high-profile programmes as Superstars, Celebrity MasterChef, Through The Keyhole, Eggheads, The Wright Stuff, Total Wipeout and even Strictly Come Dancing. Iwan is most noted for breaking Seb Coe’s 400-metre student record, a testament to his determination and skill. As a speaker, he a popular booking for corporate and school events alike, due to his inspiring story and ability to motivate.

To book Iwan Thomas MBE for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.

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

  • Goal Setting
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Personal Development
  • Peak Performance
  • High-Quality Performance

Over the course of his career Iwan earned the following achievements:

  • Gold medal at the 1995 Villeneuve d’Ascq European Cup
  • Gold medal at the 1997 Athens World Championships
  • Gold medal at the 1997 Munich European Cup
  • Two gold medals at the 1998 Budapest European Championships
  • Gold medal at the 1998 Johannesburg IAAF World Cup
  • Gold medal at the 1998 Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games
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