David Roberts CBE


Swimmer David Roberts CBE is arguably one of the best Paralympic athletes that this country has ever produced.  The Welshman who has dabbled as an after dinner speaker and Olympic speaker, has won an impressive eleven Paralympic gold medals across 3 different games, with the desire and dedication to continue onto Rio 2016 despite missing out of London 2012 in controversial fashion. Competing in the S7 category across a whole multitude of distances including the 50m and 100m, David Roberts has also been phenomenally successful at the IPC World Championships, winning eight gold medals since the 2002 championships held in Mar Del Plata. A cerebral palsy sufferer, he also won back to back bronze medals in the 100m freestyle at the Commonwealth Games.

Flag bearer for the Beijing closing ceremony, a prestigious honour awarded only to a select few who, David Roberts controversially missed out on London 2012 after not achieving the required qualifying times due to illness, despite his previous successes. However his intrinsic motivation is admirable, and he has vowed to continue onto Rio 2016 in a bid to achieve more success and ultimately become our countries greatest Paralympian.

The sports speaker who has had to battle rejection as well as his own personal battles with his disability, David Roberts is in an excellent position to speak about peak performance, overcoming adversity and being an inspirational role model to all during his appearances as an after dinner speaker.

An Olympic speaker with an unparalleled on stage presences, David Roberts provides an exceptional guest to a wide range of events, occasions and conferences. Approachable, warm and friendly, he takes his role as an after dinner speaker seriously, applying the same precision and dedication into it as he does with his training. An articulate sports speaker and eloquent Olympic speaker, his attendance at any occasion is certain to raise the profile and success of the event.

To book David Roberts CBE as the Olympic speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, David is known to cover the following topics:

  • Olympic Speaker
  • Sports Speaker
  • Inspirational and Motivational
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Peak Performance
  • Team Work

Watch David being interviewed, here: