Whilst being a regular on the Paras and Invictus Games for many years, the Paralympics 2020, was a breakthrough fortnight for Liz, being recognised by Clare Balding, Steph McGovern and Adam Hills as someone whose contribution to their broadcasts added significant insight, warmth and impact.
Aside from C4’s output, Liz appeared on BBC Breakfast, The Last Leg and provided her expert commentary across the duration of the Games.
As a Paralympic gold medalist and 3x World Champion Swimmer, Liz speaks is a popular sport and motivational speaker, as well as perhaps rather uniquely, an entrepreneur, as co-founder of The Ability People.
When speaking, Liz’s warm personality and charisma shine through. She demystifies disability, drawing from her own experiences both within sport and business.
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Liz Johnson began swimming at 3, after doctors recommended it would help with her cerebral palsy.
At just 14, Liz was already competing at a national level, before making the British team shortly after.
In 2006, Liz claimed two Gold medals at the IPC World Championships, successfully building on the successes at the Athens Paralympics, where she won a Silver medal.
A few years later, Liz fulfilled a lifetime ambition by winning Gold at the 2008 Paralympics, dedicating it to her mother, who sadly passed away during the Games.
Fast forward 4 years, and a plethora of World Championship medals, Liz added to her Paralympic medal collection at London 2012, as she set a new Paralympic record en route.
In April 2016, Liz announced her retirement from competitive swimming, after a hernia operation put her behind schedule with training.
Liz now devotes her time to being a member of the board of Disability Sports Wales.
Outside of the sporting world, Liz holds degrees in Accounting and Business Management. She has co-founded and is MD of The Ability People, the UK’s first and only disability-led recruitment business with a focus on placing talented able-bodied and disabled jobseekers into the right jobs.
Liz joined the Channel 4 team for the Rio Paralympics, and she also competed in the BBC’s Celebrity Masterchef.
Liz is an ambassador for Olympic partner EDF and is a popular and accomplished motivational speaker.
Her motivational speaking delivery is exceptionally unique, whether she’s addressing an audience large or small, as she owns the stage and captivates the crowd with her story.
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