However, Daniels career
almost never took off and hampered by injury, it looked like Daniel was
destined never to achieve his dream and compete at the Olympics. He was
to prove everyone wrong.
1998 - Daniel was the
fastest in the UK at Under 20 level but the night before the world
junior trials he sprained my ankle but still made the team
1999 – Suffered a Double
Stress Fracture of the back and his career was delayed again
2000 – Whilst continuing to
train, Daniel successfully graduates from the University of Swansea with
a Law Degree
2000 – Now ranked 37th in
the UK over 400m – Daniel charged on the road to Sydney, reducing his
personal best by 1.3 seconds and became British no.1 and no.2 in Europe.
He has improved 18m in 6 weeks a remarkable achievement and finished 4th
at the Sydney Olympics.
2001 – World Indoor
champion aged 21!!
Daniels message is of
self-determination and the desire to succeed and he believes:-
Each day stars are
found – so why could it not be you!
positivity – how those around you can make you more positive.
The only things
guaranteed in life are not only death and taxes! Setbacks will
occur, but its not so much the setback but how you handle it that
will determine the outcome.
Now a successful Business
Development Director for an IFA Firm, Daniel still finds the time to
deliver his messages to businesses and organisations across the UK.