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Golden Girl Gunnell to speak at BMF Conference

Sally Gunnell hurtled her way to gold at the 1992 Olympic Games
Sally Gunnell hurtled her way to gold at the 1992 Olympic Games

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has confirmed Sally Gunnell OBE as the final speaker for the BMF All Industry Conference in Budapest in June.


Gunnell completes a fantastic line up of speakers from the worlds of business, politics and sport. 


She remains the only woman ever to hold four major track titles concurrently – Olympic, World, Europe and and Commonwealth.  But her rise to the pinnacle of her sport was hard won.

She blew the chance to be World Champion in 1991, stormed back to win Olympic Gold in 1992 and defied incredible odds to become World Champion in 1993, setting a new World Record in the process. She contended with injuries, athletes that she saw as more naturally gifted and a relatively modest support infrastructure compared to her peers. Her success, by her own admission, was down to a firm grip over her own mind and a lot of very hard graft.

John Newcomb, BMF MD said: “Sally’s mental attitude and approach enabled her to hit some incredible highs as well as recovering from some devastating lows.  There are many similarities between high performance in the worlds of sport and business and this promises to be another fascinating session.”


The BMF All Industry Conference takes place in Budapest from 15 to 18 June 2017 at the five star Intercontinental Hotel.  Broadcaster and TV personality, Gethin Jones, will host the event, which has already sold out.  Further details are available on the Conference website, www.bmfconference.co.uk


About Fiona Russell-Horne

Fiona Russell-Horne
Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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