How did Tanni GREY-Thompson get her name?
Tanni was born on 26th July 1969 in Cardiff, Wales and christened ‘Carys Davina’. When her two-year-old sister, Sian, first sees her, she nicknamed her ‘tiny’, and very shortly afterwards it becomes Tanni.
When was Tanni GREY-Thompson born?
1969 ж. 26 шілде
Tanni Grey-Thompson/Туған күні
Was Tanni GREY-Thompson always in a wheelchair?
MORE ABOUT TANNI: Spina bifida meant that Tanni has been a wheelchair user since the age of seven, and has become one of the world’s most admired and respected sportswomen and is regarded as Britain’s greatest ever Paralympian having won a total of 11 gold medals.
What’s wrong with Tanni GREY-Thompson?
Grey-Thompson has spina bifida , a condition caused when a baby’s spine and spinal cord does not develop properly in the womb.
Is Tanni GREY-Thompson a dame?
One of Britain’s greatest Paralympic athletes, Tanni, amassed a remarkable medal haul over 16 years and five Paralympic Games of 11 gold, 4 silver and a bronze. In 2005 she became ‘Dame’ Tanni Grey-Thompson for her services to sport.
They live at Eaglescliffe, Stockton-On-Tees; they have one daughter. She was christened Carys Davina Grey, but her sister referred to her as “tiny” when she first saw her, pronouncing it “tanni”; the nickname stuck.
What age was Tanni GREY-Thompson when she first competed at the London Marathon?
No kerb drops, limited lifts and few accessible toilets. Yet when she saw the London Marathon stage its first wheelchair race aged 13, she decided she had to compete. Her eventual success – six wins – and the surrounding publicity no doubt helped to change the very streets she raced on.
What did Tanni GREY-Thompson achieve?
Tanni Grey-Thompson has been called Great Britain’s greatest ever Paralympian. Her career as a wheelchair racer spanned more than 16 years with 16 Paralympic medals (11 gold, 4 silver and a bronze) across five Paralympic Games (Seoul 1988 to Athens 2004).
What does Tanni GREY-Thompson do?
PoliticianTrack and field athlete
Can Tanni GREY-Thompson walk at all?
That self-confessed perfectionist is Tanni Grey-Thompson. Tanni Grey was born in Cardiff in 1969 and made her first international athletics appearance 18 years later. Born with spina bifida, walking in the early days became progressively more difficult and so she used a wheelchair more.