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ukactive is delighted to announce that the fastest British woman in recorded history, Dina Asher-Smith, will be joining Paralympic champion Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson for the next celebrity chapter of Active Uprising.

As Chair of ukactive, Tanni will ask Dina about the impact of COVID-19 on the preparations and subsequent delay of the Olympics, and how she has overcome the disruption in her personal training routine.

The legendary duo will also discuss how we can achieve greater diversity at all levels of sport, and how to inspire younger people to engage more with physical activity.

Dina Asher-Smith said: “I am delighted to be joining ukactive for this year’s Active Uprising digital series.

“I’ll be talking about my successes on and off the track, the impact of COVID-19 and competition postponements on an athlete’s physical and mental preparations, and some of the challenges in sport and activity right now – including ensuring diversity at all levels and how we continue to inspire young people to be more active. I’m looking forward to speaking in August.”

Huw Edwards, CEO of ukactive, said: “It is fantastic that we have Dina Asher-Smith joining Active Uprising to discuss these vital issues for the future of our sector.

“We know our members will welcome the lessons we can learn from Dina about resilience, equality, and inspiring people from all backgrounds and ages to be more active.

“As we look forward to the reopening of gyms and leisure facilities, our members will play a central role in rebuilding people’s health and fitness post-lockdown, and we’re delighted Dina can be part of our mission.”

The keynote session will be free to register for and takes place at 1pm on Wednesday, 5 August, followed by a Q&A with the audience.

The keynote will kick-off the next series of Active Uprising webinars throughout August, with other sessions set to cover workplace wellbeing, digital transformation, the boutique sector (Sweat), social prescribing, infrastructure, and challenging the mindset.

For more information and to register for these events, visit Active Uprising.