Joanna Drinkhall (nee Parker) is a British table tennis player famous for appearing at the 2012 Olympics in London and winning a gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
An alumnus of the now-defunct National Table Tennis Academy in Nottingham, she spent four years learning the ropes before going on to ply her trade in Berlin.
Joanna has won national singles titles at Under-12, Cadet, Junior, Under-21 and Senior levels, girls’ doubles titles at Under-12, Cadet and Junior and both women’s and mixed doubles at Senior level.
In 2013 she married fellow table tennis star and doubles partner Paul Drinkhall, bringing together the two biggest British talents of the sport in holy matrimony.
Following her gold medal-winning appearance at the 2014 Olympics, Joanna embarked on a tour of the UK where she worked as an Olympic speaker not only at live events but also on television and radio.
Despite her young age Joanna’s ambition and determination mark her as an obvious high achiever and help to make her work as an after dinner speaker all the more fascinating.
She is a lively and brilliant sports speaker – her passion and personality are sure to make her a hit at even the most highbrow of after dinner speaker functions.
To book Joanna Drinkhall as the sports or Olympic speaker for your event, contact Champions Motivational Speakers by completing the online form by calling us directly on: +44 1509 85 29 27.
- Olympic Speaker
- Sporting Success
- the Commonwealth Games