5 x Olympic gold medallist
9 x World Championships gold
3 x Commonwealth gold
1x BBC’s Lifetime Achievement
1x Laureus Lifetime Achievement
His achievements speak for themselves. Following his glittering career he has become an expert and captivating speaker on topics such as adopting a winning mindset, overcoming the odds and collaboration & team building.
What makes his achievements more remarkable is that he won against a background of serious illnesses. He nearly missed the Atlanta Games due to colitis, for which he still receives treatment, and in 1997 he was diagnosed as diabetic, three years before winning his gold in Sydney.