On the 6th August 1984 at the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles Tessa Sanderson won the Gold in the Women's Javelin and remains today the only British Woman to ever win a throwing Gold Medal.
Tessa competed in SIX Olympic Games from 1976 to 1996, and in addition to the Olympic Gold, won three Commonwealth Golds and a World Cup Gold in Cuba in 1990.
In March 2004 New Years Honours list Tessa Sanderson was awarded the CBE by Her Majesty the Queen, in recognition of her services to sport and her role as Vice Chairman of Sport England.
Prior to the CBE she was the recipient of an OBE in December 1997 for her work with various charities and in 1985 was awarded the MBE for winning her Olympic Gold Medal for Great Britain in Los Angeles. In October 2004 Tessa was awarded the Sunday Times Life Times Achievement Award for her dedication to sport.
Tessa holds two Honorary Fellowship Degree one from South Bank University in London in 2004, and prior to that Wolverhampton Polytechnic. She also has an honorary Masters Degree from Birmingham University.
Tessa is a keynote speaker, accomplished motivational presenter and awards host and TV & radio personality across sport, entertainment and media. She is also a business ambassador for carefully selected brands that she is personally committed to.