One of the brightest prospects in British sprinting, Harry Aikines Aryeetey knows what it takes to win gold at various levels and as such makes a great guest if you are looking to inspire young children in sport. Harry won the BBC’s Young Sports Personality of the Year Award back in 2005 and was the International Association of Athletics Federations Rising Star of the Year following the fact that he was the first athlete to pick up gold medals in both the 100 and 200 meters at the World Youth Championships of that year.
Born in London to Ghanaian parents, Harry’s first major tournament was the 2004 Commonwealth Youth Games, immediately impressing the athletics world by picking up a silver medal in the 100 meters. Other accolades include wining the 100 meters gold in the 2006 World Junior Championships in Athletics held in Beijing, China. After almost a year out to allow minor spine fractures to repair fully, Harry returned to spiriting in impressive fashion with a personal best time in the 60 meters.
Harry has also competed for team GB in the 4×100 m relay and took bronze in Berlin with team mates Simeon Williamson, Tyrone Edgar and Marlon Devonish at the 2009 World Championships and in the same year was made a Lucozade Sport Ambassador. Given the injury tribulations this young sprinter has overcome, as well as his inherent determination and motivation, Harry Aikines Aryeetey is a popular after dinner speaker and sporting personality available for a range of corporate diners, sports awards and much more.