What does it take to be a GB Athlete? Can the experiences help others fulfil their potential?

There are many attributes needed to have a career in professional sport that can translate into other walks of life. During and after his professional athletics career, Gianni has taken on roles as a speaker, mentor and coach, making appearances at schools, sports clubs, or corporate events. Gianni draws on his experiences as a professional athlete but also his time in teaching to deliver messages to his audiences in an engaging, dynamic and effective way.

How can young children be inspired to pursue what they love and overcome challenges? How can we concentrate under pressure and maintain a high work ethic?

Gianni gives a valuable insight to these questions but its his knowledge from the tough and competitive world of professional sport which sets him apart.

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Sporting Background

Gianni Frankis is a former GB International in the 110m hurdles. His career started at Basildon Athletics Club when he was 14 years old after teachers at his school discovered he had a talent in the sprint hurdles. After leaving school and meeting his current coach, Tony Jarrett, he rose quickly through the ranks breaking British junior records and winning medals at World and European junior levels.

At 19, he went on to the funding programs led by the governing body and first represented at senior level in 2009 world championships in Berlin.

In an injury littered career spanning 10 years, Gianni had to utilise and master the psychology required to compete in many international competitions and was one of the leading British hurdlers throughout.

Find out more about Gianni's sporting career, personal bests and achievements here