Denise Lewis OBE

Olympic Gold Medal Winning British Heptathlete

British Heptathlete legend Denise Lewis stunned crowds at the 2000 Sydney Olympics by winning gold with a British record of 6,584 points. Alongside Christine Ohuruogo, Paula Radcliffe and Kelly Holmes, Denise became part of a golden age of British Athletics, competing in some of the most fiercely fought World Championships and Olympic competitions.

Throughout her career, Denise performed consistently and stayed at the forefront of her sport for many years. Lewis’ can relate her ability to maintain peak performance and maximise success to a wide range of audiences with eloquence and charm, making her one of the most sought after Olympic speakers.

Competing in one of the most closely run Olympic Heptathlons in history, Denise  maintained her small leading margin throughout the competition, capitalising on how strengths and ranking as best as she could in her less impressive events. The whole competition hung on the results from the final 800m event, Denise finished behind rival Sazanovich and went to a points decision based on times.

Denise won overall by 53 points, a tiny margin compared to her grand tally of over six thousand. Denise’s victory was all the more impressive considering she was nursing a calf and Achilles tendon injury for the final few events. Denise overcame adversity and kept her cool under immense pressure throughout the competition, a skill that can be applied to both personal and corporate environments making Denise a desirable sports speaker for after dinner speeches and guest appearances at private functions.

After retiring from competitive Athletics, Denise has become an accomplished sports pundit and TV Presenter. Denise has become a frequent Athletics presenter for the BBC, leading coverage for the 2009 World Championships, 2010 Commonwealth Games and 2012 London Olympics.

Denise has become a firm favourite amongst viewers due to her expert knowledge of track and field events, as well as her eloquent commentary and warm on-screen persona. Denise can use her experience as both an after dinner speaker and TV Presenter to become an ideal personality to host events and lead conferences, ensuring an underlying theme to the event is established whilst ensuring it runs with the immediacy of live television. Denise’s illustrious career has led her to become a desirable motivational speaker, striving to inspire people to be the best they can be.

To book leading Olympic speaker, Denise Lewis, to make a personal appearance at your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553. 

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

  • Olympic Speaker
  • Dealing With Pressure
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Sports Speaker
  • Achieving Success
  • Maximising Performance
  • Drive & Determination

”Denise Lewis helped us to launch our sponsorship of London 2012 by making a motivational speech to our staff. She was an inspiration to all of us and her warmth, passion and infectious enthusiasm about the Olympics was the ideal way to start engaging our staff in this hugely exciting project. We are looking forward to a long relationship with her and are thrilled that she will be a part of our own Olympic journey.” – Chris – InterContinental Hotel Group