Sam Ruddock

Track and field athlete who debuted at the 2012 Paralympics


Sam Ruddock has a form of cerebral palsy that affects his co-ordination, balance and his ability to flex several muscles in his lower body – however, the Paralympic speaker and Paralympic athlete has wowed audiences with his track & field performances.

Most notable was Sam’s international debut, which was at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. In the T35 100m heats, Sam was an agonising 0.6 seconds short of making the final while in the T35 200m heats he achieved a personal best of 28.75 seconds.

As well as the Paralympics, the Olympic speaker has competed in the world finals of the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships and in the regional finals of the 2014 IPC Athletics European Championships. At this last tournament, Sam competed in the shot put and is finds it easy to make the switch from this event to track and back.

When he’s not gearing up for the 2016 Paralympic Games – and even the 2020 Games in Tokyo – Sam is either entertaining audiences as a Paralympic speaker or he is working as an athlete mentor through the auspices of the Youth Sport Trust. In this capacity, Ruddock works with secondary school pupils to teach them how to get the most out of their time at school by applying the same rigour and discipline they experience in sport to their studies.

To book Sam Ruddock for your event, contact Champions Olympic Speakers today on +44 1509 85 29 27, or fill out our online booking form.

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