David Weir: Biography highlights
David Weir CBE is a Paralympic trailblazer and household name after his successes across a multitude of Paralympic Games and London Marathons.
Full biography of David Weir
David Weir’s Background
The Olympic Speaker has achieved 6 Paralympic Gold’s, including 4 at the London Games. An after-dinner speaker who provides an inspirational insight into the world of Paralympic sports and the battles it takes to succeed in a world where you’ve already battled life-changing scenarios, David Weir provides the ideal guest for events and occasions.
Affectionately known as The Weirwolf, David powered to victory at London in the 1500m, 5000m and 800m T54 events as well as the gruelling Marathon days later. A model professional who has proved to be an inspirational role model to everyone with or without a disability, he is motivated to creating and capitalising on the legacy left by the games; the creation of the Weir Archer Academy aims to increase participation within disability sport as well as to mentor and guide the next generation of Paralympians who’ll take over the mantle from Rio 2016 and onwards.
An Olympic Speaker with a reputation that precedes him, providing the ideal addition to any event or conference as an after-dinner speaker; available to expand on a wide range of topics such as overcoming adversity, peak performance and success, David Weir is an exceptionally gifted athlete and an exceptionally gifted sports speaker. Elaborating on his life and the battles he has faced to reach the pinnacle of his sport David Weir is an inspirational individual, providing himself as a motivational speaker to fellow paraplegics. Showing that disability is no barrier to success, his intrinsic motivation and drive are exceptional and admirable.
Continuing to provide moments of sporting success for him and for the country, David Weir is certain to continue to succeed throughout the world of wheelchair racing. In a modern society where Paralympic sport is valued equally to abled body sports, he is becoming a household name and regular within media and speaker circles. His ability to engage with the audience as an eloquent after-dinner speaker is admirable, and he is certain to enjoy a long and distinguished career within athletics and as a sports speaker.
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David was a delight to listen to and socialise with. His story is an inspiration and the way that he tells it is inspirational. David had time for everyone, was engaging and happy to sign autographs and be photographed with delegates from the moment he arrived to the moment he left. He is a brilliant talent and wonderful man'