Motivational and inspirational, Danny Crates is one of the UK's most successful paralympic athletes of all time. A former Paralympic world record holder in the 800 metres, he has also won every major title including The World Championships, European Championships and The Paralympic World Cup.
Destined for a sporting life, Danny’s life completely changed when he lost his right arm in a car crash in 1994. Undeterred, he was back to playing full contact rugby within a year! Stints as a scuba and shark display diver followed before the sporting life came calling once more and put Danny into the spotlight where he belonged.
After years of training, Danny earned a bronze medal in the 400 metres at the Sydney Paralympics in 2000 before attaining gold in the 800 metres at Athens four years later. An inspirational speaker, Danny Crates was then chosen to be the flag bearer at the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympics in Beijing in 2008.
After retiring from his glittering athletic career, Danny has since become a leading media personality and presenter. He has helped to host Channel 4’s BAFTA award-winning coverage of the Paralympics in 2012 and 2016, and most recently presented the BDO World Darts Championships as well as reporting for top BBC shows Inside Out and Truth or Scare. In addition to this, Danny can be heard on his own BBC radio show.
Danny’s inspirational approach to life is the main focus of many of his keynote speeches that he has delivered all over the globe. He is happy to talk on 5 key elements to success that are sure to impress delegates across numerous industries. Able to talk to schools and businesses, he uses anecdotes from his career to inspire and entertain and is sure to be a success at your event.
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