Suzanne Dando was born in London and grew up in Surrey and Sussex. Her gymnastics talent was first recognised at age eleven by her school Physical Education teacher. She quickly passed all the BAGA awards. She first represented her country at international level in 1976 aged just 15. After winning many National titles, in 1977 she was awarded a Sir Winston Churchill Scholarship allowing her to spend time training in America in 1978 and 1979. She unfortunately she sustained an injury and could not compete at the British Championships  which then ruled her out of the 1979 European Championships squad. She went on to represent her country in the 1979 World Championships, gaining her F.I.G. Gold Pin. In 1980, Dando won the ‘Champion of Champions’ title at the Royal Albert Hall. She became the Overall British National Champion. In Later that year she led TeamGB Women's Gymnastics to the Moscow Olympics. Suzanne retired after the 1980 Olympics. Following her retirement, Suzanne coached the under fives in gymnastics in South London. Her many achievements were recognised when awarded the British Empire Medal in 2016

Suzanne has had a varied media career, written books and produced exercise videos. She has had a long standing career in show business, serving as a TV presenter on a variety of shows for BBC1,BBC2, ITV and Channel 4. She regularly presents on Sky Sports.

She ran London marathon. She led a team of Military women over the Pyrenees. She successfully summited Mount Kilimanjaro. She regularly takes part in fundraising events, including the annual Marathon Walk and starts the Annual Oxford Charity Bike Ride. She is also a long standing Ambassador to The Prince’s Trust.  Suzanne is an active supporter of many charities.

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