Distinctions

Tanni has received numerous accolades and awards in recognition of her Paralympic and sporting achievements.

2010

  •  Appointed to the House of Lords as a crossbench peer

2005

  • Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire

2004

  • BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year (also 1992, 2000)

2003

  • Inducted in to the BWSF Hall of Fame

2001

  • Voted ‘UK Sporting Hero’ by SPORT UK
  • Elected to the Laureus World Sport Academy

2000

  • OBE
  • Sunday Times Sports Woman of the Year, Helen Rollason Award
  • BBC Sports Personality of the Year – Helen Rollason Award (2000)
  • Sportswriters Award
  • Welsh Woman of the Year Award
  • Welsh Sportswoman of the Year
  • Best Welsh Sportswoman of 50 years
  • Pride of Britain – Special Award

1992

  • Awarded MBE
  • Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year
  • Sports Writers Association female disabled athlete of the year