A track and field Paralympian, Stefanie Reid is nothing short of a sporting sensation that has competed for Great Britain and inspired the world! Reid’s main area of competence lie within in category T44 long jump and sprint events and the incredible athlete has won multiple medals at European and World level with her most notable success undoubtably coming during the Paralympic games at both Beijing and London where Stefanie Reid won a bronze in the sprint and silver in the long jump.
A passionate figure with an unwavering admiration of sports prior to her accident, Stefanie Reid played rugby union however encountered difficulties after her amputation with referees who felt the artificial leg could injure other players. Deciding to concentrate on her studies, Reid impressively gained a full scholarship to Queen’s University to study biochemistry before focusing on sport where after joining the campus track and field team, she competed at the World Championships just a few years later.
A 2008 summer Paralympian, Stefanie actually represented Canada in Beijing, where she won a bronze medal in the women’s 200 metres – T44 event as well as competing admirably in her others events. After switching allegiances represent Great Britain at the start of 2010, in 2010, BBC presenter and producer Matthew Stadlen spent a day with Reid for the news programme The Road With… A Paralympian.
Featuring in the latest campaign for British high-street store Debenhams in 2013, Stefanie Reid became the first disabled model to be used in a campaign by a high street retailer. A truly trailblazing moment that paved a way for disabilities in the future, Reid also featured in the British Vogue Magazine in April 2013 as the imagery celebrated diversity in the retail sector.
Attempting to qualify to represent Scotland in the main long jump competition at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Stefanie agonisingly fell short and didn’t meet the qualifying standard of 6.2 metres, although she set a world record for the T44 class at the Sainsbury’s Glasgow Grand Prix whilst attempting to qualify. Despite not qualifying for the Commonwealth Games, Reid went on to win gold at the IPC European Championships, beating the former world record holder, Marie-Amélie Le Fur by 4cm. Appointed as a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 2018 New Year Honours for services to Paralympic sport, Stefanie Reid is most certainly a world-renowned figure with global acclaim that is held the highest regard around the world.
An incredibly inspiring, motivational speaker, Stefanie Reid is called upon for events, dinners and functions around the world where she is available to hire through the Champions Speakers agency to show what hard word, drive and determination can bring despite the adversities one may face.
To book Stefanie Reid as the sports speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.
When at corporate events, Stefanie is known to cover the following topics:
- Sports & The Olympics
- Dealing With Pressure
- Drive & Determination
- Overcoming Adversity
- Leadership & Teamwork