British Javelin Champion & Three-time Olympic Medalist
Steve was one of Britain’s most consistent and popular athletes for over a decade and established himself as one of the all time greats of his sport having been ranked in the world’s top ten in the javelin every year between 1989 and 2002.
A constant member of the British athletics team, standing on podiums and setting world records, Steve is the only British track and field competitor to win medals at three different Olympic Games – Barcelona, Atlanta and Sydney.
Steve first made his mark winning the 1987 Junior European Championships. Three years later, he became the World’s number one javelin thrower having broken the World Record three times and was crowned World Athlete of the Year by the IAAF in 1990.
With passion for performance still at the forefront of his mind, Steve now concentrates his attention on new business ventures including BackleyBlack, corporate motivational speaking, sports commentary and a range of other media and television appearances.
Peak Performance: Developing a Winning Mindset
Astor Suite: 9:30am - 10:15am
Launching the day in energetic style is former Olympian Steve Backley, with a fascinating keynote about the lessons that businesses in the construction and property sector can take from the world of elite sport: especially around critical success factors such as self-belief, commitment and teamwork.
Steve was one of Britain’s most consistent and popular athletes for over a decade and established himself as one of the all-time greats of his sport, ranked in the world’s Top Ten in the javelin every year between 1989 and 2002 and the only British track and field competitor to win medals at three different Olympic Games: Barcelona, Atlanta and Sydney.
With a passion for performance still at the forefront of his mind, Steve now runs specialist training provider (BackleyBlack) and a successful property investment company (Perform in Property), both in partnership with his fellow Olympian Roger Black.