The BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Tanni Grey-Thompson by Sir Chris Hoy.
Over her illustrious career, wheelchair racer Tanni won 11 Paralympic gold medals. Tanni claimed victory in the London Wheelchair Marathon in 1992, the first of six wins over her career. She went on to compete at the Barcelona Paralympics where she won four gold medals in the 100m, 200m, 400m and 800 metres and a silver in the 4x100m relay.
Her final Paralympic Games in Athens 2004 saw her take gold in the 100m and 400m. After retiring from the track, she has continued to be involved in sport and physical activity and is a Board Member of the London Marathon, the SportsAid Foundation, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and Join In to name a few.