Paralympians' Club

Janice Burton MBE

Janice has won more Paralympic medals than any other British athlete, amassing an incredible 23 medals across 4 Paralympic Games.

  • Lives:
    Cheadle
  • Date Of Birth:
    11/04/1958

Diagnosed with a rare eye condition, Janice had lost all her sight by her 21st birthday. 5 years later she represented Great Britain at her first international event, the Paralympic Games in New York in 1984 and won gold in the 50 metres breaststroke as well as a silver and two bronze medals.

It was the start of a remarkable international swimming career that saw her crowned European, World and Paralympic Champion on no less than 15 occasions throughout the 1980s and 1990s.

Since retiring from international competition, Janice has found more time to enjoy cycling and canoeing, water skiing, alpine skiing, Janice is also a keen horse rider and has taken part in display events at the Horse of the Year Show. When giving talks she has never failed to amaze her audience with her inspirational life story: be it at after dinner functions, as an official speaker for Guide Dogs for the Blind Association or as a regular speaker to schools on road safety.

Janice lives in Staffordshire with her husband Kevin.

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