Claire Cashmore was born without a left forearm and has gone on to win 4 bronze, 3 silver, and 1 gold medal in the Paralympic games and breaking the world record in the SM9 100m Individual Medley in 2009.
A seasoned Paralympian, Rio 2016 was Claire’s fourth Paralympics and most successful to date. She entered the world stage at only 16 years old, qualifying for Athens and coming home with 2 bronze medals, a bronze at the games in Beijing in 2008, and a further 2 silvers and a bronze in London 2012.
London 2012 saw a big boost in Claire’s profile as she was chosen to be one of the faces of Channel 4’s hugely successful Meet the Superhumans campaign – she was featured on billboards nationwide and in a number of adverts on Channel 4 speaking candidly about her disability.
Claire’s performance in the pool at Rio 2016 was impressive. With experience under her belt, she won silver in the SB8 100m breaststroke and her first gold in the 4 x 100m medley relay.
Claire is a great ambassador for disability sport and regularly gives motivational talks to children and adults. She welcomes opportunities to share her experience with corporates, schools and swimming clubs and enjoys Q&A sessions, award ceremonies, interviews and school visits as well as motivational speeches.
Claire was a standout speaker at GE’s Leading & Learning conference in Paris, November 2016. The conference was attended by 130 female senior GE customers and GE senior executives.
Claire spoke about her early life and the challenges she faced with her peers as they sought to diminish her confidence because she had a short arm. The audience were absolutely engaged with her struggle and ultimately Claire’s triumph over adversity. The audience appreciation feedback scored Claire as the most impressive and interesting speaker and we were absolutely thrilled to have a Paralympic medallist speak at our conference. I cannot recommend Claire Cashmore highly enough as a motivational and inspiring speaker.
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