Tony Jarrett is a former Olymic hurdler who obtained many medals during his twenty year career, including the 4x100 relay silver medal with fellow athletes Linford Christie, John Regis, and Colin Jackson and a Gold medal at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur. He came 4th in the 110m hurdles at the 1992 summer Olympics in Barcelona, narrowly missing out on a bronze medal by 1000th of a second to Jack Pierce of the USA.
He has now turned to coaching as a way to share his knowledge with up-and-coming athletes, as well as coaching accomplished sports professionals in sprint and endurance conditioning.
In addition to teaching the sport that he loves, Tony mentors young students in East London on a one-to-one basis which includes motivating them to reach their full potential. He often inspires students, businessmen and athletes alike as a motivational speaker throughout the country with his stories of triumph, sacrifice and perserverance.
Tony Jarrett made several media apperances including, BBC Breakfast, he coached Ant and Dec for their Saturday Night Takeaway show, was featured as a coach to rising stars on BBC's promotional video for the London Olympic 2012 and channel 4's Para-Olympic show. He has also been interviewed on Talk Sport and contributed to discussions on various Radio stations.
Although he had already won 12 medals during his career the gold medal had always eluded him. It wasn't until he became a Christian that he finally won his first gold medal at senior level.
In spite of Tony's success on the track he often felt that something was missing in his life. When he accepted Christ this void was filled. Tony enjoys sharing his testimony with an emphasis on seeking the things of God, as opposed to what the world has to offer.