Fatima Whitbread MBE

World Champion Javelin Thrower & Olympic Speaker

Fatima Whitbread MBE is a former world champion javelin thrower who successfully won silver and bronze at the 1988 Seoul and 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. An articulate Olympic speaker who claimed World Championship gold at the Rome 1987 championships, Fatima has also dabbled with event hosting ultimately pursuing a post-athletics career as an after dinner speaker.

An articulate Olympic speaker, Fatima Whitbread broke the world record for the javelin in 1986 by throwing her spear an impressive 77.44 meters, an achievement which went on to secure her the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award for 1987. A budding rivalry with compatriot Tessa Sanderson built up throughout the years, a personal competition which motivated them both into working hard and to push themselves to the limit.

Once she had retired from competitive athletics, Fatima Whitbread has taken part in a variety of media commitments, most recognisably taking part in ITVs I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!. Throwing her name back into the media circuit, Fatima Whitbread revived her reputation which has helped increase her popularity and suitability towards after dinner speaker and sports speaker duties.

Eloquent, articulate and concise in her role as a sports speaker and Olympic speaker, Fatima Whitbread is well-known for her intrinsic motivation; overcoming severe adversity and not using it as an excuse for failure, Fatima Whitbread has a story which would captivate and engage anyone preparing to listen. Her grit and determination is undoubtedly the predominate catalyst towards her successes as an after dinner speaker.

To book Fatima Whitbread MBE to make a personal appearance at 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 and conferences, Fatima is known to speak on the following topics:

  • The Olympic Games
  • Drive & Determination
  • Peak Performance
  • The British Media
  • I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
  • Resilience