Where do athletes begin? For gymnast and Olympic speaker Hannah Whelan, her career started when she used to cartwheel around her house. After her mother finally gave in and took her to a gym class, the rest, as the cliché goes, is history. This talented and passionate Olympic speaker frequently shares her sporting journey, discussing the highs and lows of elite competing with audiences of all kinds.
Born in Singapore, Hannah’s hometown is Stockport, Cheshire, where she has lived since she was two years old. In 2008, when she was 16, Hannah went on to represent England and Great Britain. She did this until 2015, after which she retired and began a new career as an Olympic speaker. Having made a name for herself at such a young age, Hannah is an expert in handling pressure, skills while she shares in her public speeches.
Among the highlights of Hannah’s career are two bronze medals at the 2012 European Championships in Brussels – one for the balance beam and one for the floor exercise – followed by a silver in the team competition at the 2014 games in Sofia. At the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, also in 2014, Hannah won a bronze medal in the all-around competition and a gold medal in the team competition. She uses her experience at the very top of her sport to deliver presentations that never fail to intrigue and fascinate audiences. Her passion for sport is infectious, her story exciting and her advice invaluable, making Hannah an all-round fantastic speaker.
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When featuring at events Hannah is known to discuss such topics as:
- Maintaining Focus
- Professional Development
- Adapting to Challenges
- Peak Performance
Over the course of her career Hannah earned the following achievements:
- Gold medal at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games