Long jump specialist and Olympic speaker Greg Rutherford has five gold medals to his name, including one at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. As an Olympic speaker, Greg reflects upon his experience of elite sport, describing the skills needed to succeed and how he achieved them. Boasting an impressive sporting track record and popular media career, he is the ideal speaker for a wide range of events.
Greg’s other gold medals were won at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, the 2014 European Championships in Zürich, the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the 2005 European Junior Championships in Kaunas, Lithuania. The Olympic speaker also has two silver medals in his collection, which he won in 2006 at the European Championships in Gothenburg and in 2010 at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi. In 2016, Greg set the British indoor long jump record of 8.26 metres, a testament to his skill and dedication.
With his grandfather and great-grandfather being professional footballers – both of them playing for Arsenal and his great-grandfather playing for England 11 times – Greg tried out for Aston Villa football club at an early age but decided that his future sports career lay in athletics. In his speeches, Greg discusses the journey that led to him being an athletic star, inspiring audiences to embrace their own aspirations.
As impressive as Greg’s achievements have been, he could have done so much more if it wasn’t for a string of injuries, to his hamstring in particular and even to his tonsils. As a speaker, he uses these experiences to motivate audiences to overcome their own challenges. His presentations reflect the determination and professionalism that Greg has put into these amazing achievements.
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When featuring at events Greg is known to discuss such topics as:
- Going for Gold
- Personal Development
- Achieving Goals
- Peak Performance
- Maximising Success
Over the course of his career Greg earned the following achievements:
- Gold medal at the 2005 Kaunas European Junior Championships
- Gold medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games
- Gold medal at the 2014 Zürich European Championships
- Gold medal at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games
- Gold medal at the 2015 Beijing World Championships
- Gold medal at the 2016 Amsterdam European Championships