We are delighted to announce our next guest for the Sports Sphere Webinar Series brought to you by Pro-Noctis.
On Wednesday 13th May at 3pm we will joined by Alice Tai, a Paralympic, World, European and Commonwealth Games Champion
Alice Tai MBE Bio
Nationality – British
DOB – 31 January 1999
Hometown – Poole, Bournemouth
Sport – Swimming: Freestyle, backstroke, butterfly (Ealing Swimming Club)
Disability category – S8
Social media – Twitter + IS @alice_tai
Alice Tai is a Paralympic, World, European and Commonwealth Games Champion.
She broke onto the scene in 2014 with a strong performance at the 2014 IPC Swimming European Championships in Eindhoven, winning three European medals at the age of just 15.
Her success with 100m backstroke silver and 400m freestyle bronze in the S10 class in Eindhoven was then followed by her first gold with the British 4x100m freestyle relay 34pt quartet.
A highly successful debut IPC Swimming World Championships at Glasgow 2015 came in the form of four medals, including gold in the 4x100m medley relay 34pt alongside three individual bronze medals.
She made her Paralympic debut at Rio 2016 where she competed in five events, winning relay gold in the women’s 4x100m medley relay (34pts) alongside teammates Claire Cashmore, Steph Slater and Stephanie Millward. The highlight from her individual events was the 100m backstroke S9, where she won bronze. Alice was awarded an MBE for her services to swimming in December of 2016.
At the 2018 European Championships in Dublin, Tai stormed to four European titles, adding to her medal haul from the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia, where she won gold and silver.
Alice has continued her flying form into 2019 with the most outstanding performance to date on home soil with seven Golds at the World Para Swimming Championships. A stand out performance that has seen her bring home multiple accolades including The Sunday Times Disability Sportswoman of the Year, Sports Journalist Awards Best Achievement in Para Sport, a nomination for the Laureus Sports Awards Disability category and excitingly the first para athlete to win British Swimming’s Athlete of the Year in 2019.
Away from sport Alice plays a number of musical instruments and is part of a band called Blush. She is also currently juggling a neuroscience degree in between her training at the University of Middlesex.
2019 World Para Swimming Championships, London
2018 European Para Swimming Championships, Dublin, Ireland
2018 Commonwealth Games – Gold Coast
Paralympic Games – Rio 2016
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships, Glasgow, UK
2014 IPC Swimming European Championships, Eindhoven
These informal “in conversation” style webinars will allow you to engage with these inspiring individuals like no other session before. You will be able to submit questions prior to the event and engage live via the chat box.
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