Lauren Steadman

Lauren Steadman

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Lauren won gold at Tokyo 2020 in the Women’s Individual PTS5 race eclipsing the silver medal she won in the same event at Rio 2016. She made her Paralympic debut in Swimming at Beijing when she was just 15 years old.

On her second Games appearance at London 2012, Lauren qualified for the final of both the 100m freestyle S9 and the 400m freestyle S9. Internationally, she won two European bronze medals in 2009 (S9 400m freestyle) and 2011 (4x100m freestyle 34 points).

She has been hugely successful since her transition from swimming into triathlon in 2011. Lauren has been crowned World Champion on three occasions (2014, 2015, 2018) and is a seven-time European Champion (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017).

Lauren first got into the sport after her uncle, who is a triathlete, suggested she should try it. She entered her first triathlon, the British Championships, in Nottingham 2011 and finished second.

She is originally from Peterborough but is currently based in Portsmouth having completed a degree in Psychology at Portsmouth University. Lauren gained a First Class Degree when she graduated in 2014 and in 2017 she completed an MSc Business and Management, in which she achieved a distinction. She became a household name when she appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2018 reaching the semi-finals and was one of two finalists on military bootcamp series: SAS: Who Dares Wins.

In 2022, She was appointed Member of the British Empire (MBE) for services to triathlon.

Major Results

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

  • Gold

Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

  • Silver

**2023 ITU Para Triathlon World Championships, Pontevedra, Spain **

  • Bronze

2019 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final, Lausanne, Switzerland

  • Silver

2018 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final, Gold Coast, Australia

  • Gold

2015 ITU Para Triathlon World Championships, Chicago, USA

  • Gold

2014 ITU Para Triathlon World Championships, Edmonton, Canada

  • Gold

2013 ITU Para Triathlon World Championships, London, UK

  • Silver

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