Medal-winning hurdler and Olympic speaker Gianni Frankis nearly never made it on to the running track – originally he had been a footballer, even playing semi-professionally before he gave it up for his real love: athletics.
It’s fair to say that much of Gianni’s success on the track is down to his coach, the former Olympian Tony Jarrett. Gianni says that Jarrett is the biggest single influence on his career.
Among the medals that Frankis has won are a silver in the 110m hurdles at the 2009 European Under-23 Championships, a bronze at the 2007 European Junior Championships and a bronze at the 2005 World Youth Championships. The Olympic speaker has also achieved silvers in the 60m hurdles at the Aviva World Indoor Trials & UK Championships and the BUCS Indoor Championships in 2010 as well as the Aviva European Indoor Trials & UK Championships in 2011.
Other achievements in Gianni’s career include a personal best in the 110m hurdles of 13.47 seconds and 7.67 seconds in the 60m hurdles. He has also made a name for himself as a fascinating Olympic speaker and is extremely popular when speaking at universities and further education colleges. However, despite all his success, Gianni cites as his proudest moment when he won a World Youth bronze medal.
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