Olympic gold medallist Jason Gardener MBE is a former British sprinter who excelled indoor at the 60m sprint and outdoor in the 4 x 100m team event. Now inspiring audiences as a motivational speaker, his positive and easily accessible speaking style makes him an ideal choice for all types of events. Based on his extensive experience of elite competition, Gardener shares is invaluable advice speaking on topics including peak performance and maximising success.
Originally from Bath, Gardener’s first competitive experience was at the 1994 World Junior Athletics Championships. Aged just 19 he claimed a silver medal in the 100m sprint and won the 4 × 100m team relay. Experienced international success at a young age, Gardener soon became skilled at dealing with pressure and developed a great deal of mental resilience, topics he covers at motivational speaking events.
Passionate about giving people the inspiration they need to succeed, Gardener invests his time motivating others to harness their own talent and overcome their fear of failure. He also encourages people to take lessons from past mistakes and use this experience to drive them forward to further success. Having enjoyed success in his own life, Jason now offers motivational advice to share his approach to capitalising on opportunities, both professional and personal.
The first of the two main highlights of his athletics career, Gardner claimed the gold medal at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games in the 4 x 100m relay running the first leg. In the same year, he won gold in the 60m dash at the Budapest 2004 World Indoor Athletics Championships. Over the course of his career, Gardener claimed medals from 1998 to 2007: six gold medals, two silvers and three bronze. He was Team GB captain on many occasions and in 2005 he was awarded an MBE for services to sport.
Before his eventual retirement from competitive sprinting, Gardner ran the 100m as part of the Sprint for Faith event organised by the Pontifical Council for Culture and the Italian Sports Centre, which was part of the Catholic Church’s Year of Faith. Jason now dedicates his time to motivational speaking and sports consultancy, roles in which he encourages people to discover their personal capabilities.
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Watch Jason Gardener run the lead leg in Team GB’s gold-medal-winning run in the men’s 4 x 100m relay at the Athens 2004 Olympics:
When at corporate events, Merry is known to discuss the following topics:
- Dealing with Pressure
- Training and Endurance
- Peak Performance
- Achieving Goals
- Gold medal – 2004 Athens, 4 x 100m relay
- Silver medal – 1999 Sevilla, 4 x 100m relay
- Bronze medal – 2005 Helsinki, 4 x 100m relay
World Indoor Championships
- Gold medal – 2004 Budapest, 60m
- Bronze medal – 1999 Maebashi, 60m
- Bronze medal – 2003 Birmingham, 60m
European Indoor Championships
- Gold medal – 2000 Ghent, 60m
- Gold medal – 2002 Vienna, 60m
- Gold medal – 2005 Madrid, 60m
Gold medal – 2007 Birmingham, 60m
Silver medal – 1998 Valencia, 60m