Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards

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Considered the finest triple jumper of all time, Jonathan Edwards is one of only four athletes in history to have held European, Commonwealth, World and Olympic titles at the same time. He remains the world record holder. Jonathan describes the pressures of competition and the battle to live up to his and others’ expectations in the most important sporting contest on earth.

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The finest triple jumper of all time, Jonathan Edwards is the former Olympic, Commonwealth, European and World Champion – and remains the current world record holder. He was an ambassador for the London Olympics bid before becoming a key member of the Organising Committee.

Jonathan Edwards: Medal Winning

Jonathan’s Olympic career began with a silver medal at Atlanta. He went on to scoop gold at Sydney, after jumping a world record 18.29m at the World Championships in Gothenburg. He made the record books again when he added Commonwealth gold to his collection, becoming one of only four athletes in the world who have held all four major titles at one time. His world record has stood for over 20 years.

Sports Personality of the Year

After a career spanning fifteen years, and accolades including BBC Sports Personality of the Year, Jonathan retired from competitive athletics and turned his attention to broadcasting where he has become a regular presenter and commentator, working for multiple broadcasters including the BBC as part of the BBC’s Rio Olympic Games coverage. He also sat on the content board of Ofcom, the watchdog that rules on decency and fairness in the media.

Jonathan Edwards: Host & Speaker

Edward’s is recognised now as an accomplished presenter, broadcaster and corporate host having taken the stage at countless important events. Edward’s is a highly sought after speaker and has been commissioned for the last four years by the International Olympic Committee to be the face of their announcements and live major launches.

After thirteen years with BBC, Edward’s moved to Eurosport as the channel’s lead presenter while also continuing to work with the BBC and Channel 4 on their coverage of the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics and Paralympics.

Career Honours

Edward’s has been honoured with three doctorates from the University of Exeter, University of Ulster and Heriot-Watt University. After winning every possible title in his field he Edward’s was then named BBC Sports Personality of the Year 1995. In 2011, following the unfortunate death of Roy Rogers, Edward’s was elected as President of Wenlock Olympian Society he was also a member of the Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012.

Pressures of Competition

With Edward’s hugely successful sporting career he makes for an excellent keynote speaker where he discusses the Olympics along with the qualities that go with that industry such as overcoming adversity, dealing with pressure, drive and determination. With a wealth of presenting experience and public speaking Edward’s also makes an ideal facilitator and events host. In his presentation, Jonathan describes the pressures of competition and the battle to live up to his and others’ expectations in the most important sporting contest on earth.

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