Sam Ruddock

London 2012 Paralympian & Sports Speaker

London 2012 Paralympian Sam Ruddock has enjoyed a short but successful career within sprinting, after being talent spotted during his American football days at Loughborough University. Spotted as a potential athlete, he turned his attentions to the tacks and in just over 6 months after initially taking up the sport, found himself on the biggest stage Paralympic sports could offer- in his back yard.

A cerebral palsy sufferer, Sam Ruddock is a keen sportsman having excelled in American football, Rugby and Rowing. The sports speaker, who made his major competition debut at the London games, has gone from strength to strength, and is undoubtedly setting himself up to enjoy a prolific career within T35 running. A confident after dinner speaker, Ruddock is able to deliver his meteoric rise through the ranks during his role as an Olympic speaker.

Competing at the 2013 IPC World Championships in Lyon, France, Sam Ruddock is beginning to gain recognition across the 100m and 200m events, and is undoubtedly a future medal winner. The Olympic speaker is an ideal addition to all events and occasions, delivering as an after dinner speaker across a wide range of topics such as peak performance, dedication and motivation; his constant devotion to athletics, continuing to train at Loughborough, is admirable and inspirational.

A continual part of UK AthleticsAviva Parallel Success programme, his fast-tracked route into London 2012 has helped him lay the foundations of an exciting career within elite sport. Delivering as an after dinner speaker to a whole host of events, the popularity of Sam Ruddock is going to continually grow in parallel with his on track successes, ensuring his popularity as an Olympic speaker and athlete for a number of years to come.

To book Sam Ruddock as the sports speaker for 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, Sam is known to cover the following topics:

  • Olympic Speaker
    Drive & Determination
    Peak Performance
  • Sporting Success
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Motivation & Teamwork
  • Sports Speaker
  • Peak Performance
  • Overcoming Adversity

“I just wanted to drop you a line to say what an absolute pleasure it was to have you attend our Annual Achievement Evening. Your inspirational story and the way that you engaged with our audience – particularly in the heat and with the delays – was fantastic! I wish you well in your future career, and preparations for Tokyo! On behalf of everyone here at Harlington School, thank you for giving up your time and making our Achievement Evening such a special event.”
Ms E A HorriganHarlington School