Athletes

David Weir CBE

Dave Weir

David competed in the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta before taking a break from sport. He returned in time to compete at the 2004 Games in Athens, where he won a silver in the T54 100m and a bronze in the T54 200m.

  • Events:
    Athletics
  • Home Town:
    Sutton
  • Lives:
    Wallington, Surrey
  • Trains:
  • Date Of Birth:
    05/06/1979
  • Games Attended:
    London 12, Beijing 08, Athens 04, Atlanta 96

In Beijing he won four medals: golds in the T54 800m and the T54 1500m, silver in the T54 400m and bronze in the T54 5000m (he did not compete in the marathon).

At his fourth Games, David got his London 2012 campaign off to a strong start by taking gold in the T54 5000m.

Within 48 hours, David was back in the Olympic Stadium to defend his T54 1500m title from Beijing. He took gold with a time of 3:12.09.

"I was just thinking of winning, that was the only thing going through my mind."David Weir

On the night that would later become known as 'Thriller Thursday' he won his third gold medal, taking gold in the T54 800m with a time of 1:37.63.

In his fourth and final event, the T54 Marathon, David brought his London 2012 campaign to a close with a sprint finish along The Mall, beating Swiss athlete Marcel Hug into silver and defending champion Kurt Fearnley into bronze.

"I trained for all four events, but you can't train for the emotions. I didn't know how my body would feel this morning. I've never done so many races before." David Weir

David is also a regular competitor in the London Marathon, which he won for a record-equalling sixth time in April 2012, matching the achievement of Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.

David received an MBE in January 2009 and he was subsequently awarded a CBE in the 2013 New Year's Honours.

He was also one of three Paralympic athletes shortlisted for the 2012 BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

David is a father to daughter Ronnie and son Mason. In October 2012, he celebrated the birth of daughter Tillia,

  • Major Results
  • 2012 London Paralympic Games
  • T54 800m: gold
    T54 1500m: gold
    T54 5000m: gold
    T54 Marathon: gold
  • 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games
  • T54 400m: silver
    T54 800m: gold
    T54 1500m: gold
    T54 5000m: bronze
  • 2004 Athens Paralympic Games
  • T54 100m: silver
    T53 200m: bronze
    T54 400m: hts
  • 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games
  • 100m: 7th
    4x100m Relay: 4th
  • 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • T54 800m: gold
    T54 1500m: gold
    T54 5000m: gold
     

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