Dragons of Newport Business Club - Every Wednesday

Guest speaker

Liz Johnson, Paralympic Gold Medal Winner

Liz Johnson

Dragons of Newport are excited to announce Liz Johnson as guest speaker at our next open networking event on 6th December 2017.

After being introduced to swimming at the age of 3, following advice that it would help with her cerebral palsy, Liz Johnson has a full set of major championship Gold medals and a complete set of Paralympic medals from an international career spanning almost 20 years. She also had the honour of reading the Athlete’s oath at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

In April 2016, Liz announced her retirement from competitive swimming, after a hernia operation put her behind schedule with training. Liz now devotes more of her time to using her experiences as an elite athlete to help enhance the lives of others, as a member of the board of Disability Sport Wales and working with other sporting bodies to assist in the development of opportunities for all and promote the Paralympic movement. The Business Management graduate, joined the Channel 4 team for the Rio 2016 Paralympics and competed in the 2016 series of BBC’s Celebrity Masterchef. In her new roles Liz continues to try to have a positive influence on people’s perceptions of what is possible.

 

 

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Vivienne White
Business Development Manager