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Tanni Grey-Thompson (1969-), Paralympic athlete and sports administrator; London 2012 Ambassador

Carys Davina ('Tanni') Grey-Thompson, Baroness Grey-Thompson

Sitter in 4 portraits
Born with spina bifida and a wheelchair user from the age of eight, Welsh-born Grey-Thompson has won twenty-two paralympic and world championship medals, including thirteen golds in the 100, 200, 400 and 800 metres. She has also won the annual London Marathon six times. Grey-Thompson has worked extensively to gain equal rights for disabled people, and she received an MBE in 1993 and an OBE in 2000 for services to sport. She was an Ambassador for the London 2012 bid team and plays an active part in disability sport and sports administration. Created a Dame in 2005, Grey-Thompson has been a crossbench peer in the House of Lords since 2010.

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P1710

Deborah ('Debbie') Jevans; Tanni Grey-Thompson

by Brian Griffin
archival pigment print, 27 February 2010
NPG P1710

x125652

Tanni Grey-Thompson

by Carolyn Djanogly
bromide fibre print, 23 November 1998
NPG x125652

x126253

Tanni Grey-Thompson

by Richard Bailey
toned bromide print, February 1996
NPG x126253