|Birth name||Thomas Stewart Bosworth|
|Born||17 January 1990|
Sevenoaks, Kent, England, UK
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||56 kg (123 lb)|
|Country||England, United Kingdom|
|Event(s)||1mile, 3km, 5km, 10km, 20km|
|College team||Leeds Beckett Uni|
|Coached by||Andi Drake (Peter Selby)|
|Achievements and titles|
|Highest world ranking||2017 1Mile walk world best and 2018 3km race walk world best (indoor and outdoor)|
|Personal best(s)||1:19:38 for 20k|
He also holds six British records, won thirteen British Championships gold medals, a silver Commonwealth Games medal and is a World European Olympic Games finalist. Bosworth is currently ranked 1st overall in the UK for 20 km. He was also selected to carry the Olympic Torch through Potternewton, Leeds.
He holds British records for walking 3 km, 5 km, 10 km and 20 km, with his Personal Best for 20 km at 1:19:38.
He first set the 20 km British record in Dudince, Slovakia in March 2016 to better a 20 km race walk mark set by Ian McCombie in 1988 clocking 80:41 taking 81 seconds off McCombie’s record, which was set just over a year before Bosworth was even born.
He is also the British Record Holder for the 10 km race walk, set in 2015, along with the 5000m race walk, set in Birmingham at the 2018 British indoor team trials to qualify for the World Indoor Championships.
Along with the World Record for the 1Mile race walk won at London Diamond League, 2017, Bosworth is World Record holder for the 3000m indoor race walk at IAAF Indoor Grand Prix Glasgow, 2018, and the 3000m outdoor race walk at the Muller Anniversary Games, London, 2018.
He has won six British Outdoor Championships in 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, along with six British Indoor Championships, his first in 2015 followed by 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Bosworth qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics after coming second at the 2021 British Athletics Marathon and 20km Walk Trial.
|2010||National Race Walking Championships||20 km (senior men's)||Gold|
|2011||British Championships Outdoor||20 km||Gold|
|2012||Aviva England Athletics U23 Championships & World Trials||10 km||Gold|
|2014||British Championships Outdoor||20 km||Gold|
|2015||British Championships Outdoor||5 km||Gold|
|2015||British Championships Indoor||3 km||Gold|
|2016||British Championships Outdoor||5 km||Gold|
|2016||British Championships Indoor||3 km||Gold|
|2017||British Championships Outdoor||5 km||Gold|
|2017||British Championships Indoor||3 km||Gold|
|2018||British Championships Outdoor||5 km||Gold|
|2018||British Championships Indoor||5 km||Gold|
|2018||Commonwealth Games, Australia||20 km||Silver|
|2019||British Championships Indoor||5 km||Gold|
|2019||European Cup, Lithuania||20 km||Team Silver|
|2020||British Championships Indoor||5 km||Gold|
|2021||British Championships Outdoor||5 km||Gold|
|2017||Muller Anniversary Games London||1 mile race walk||5:31.08||World record|
|2018||IAAF Indoor Grand Prix Glasgow||3 km||10:30.28||Indoor World Record|
|2018||Muller Anniversary Games London||3 km||10.43.84||Outdoor World Record|
|2020||British Indoor Championships||5 km||18:20.9||British Record|
|2020||England Athletics 10k Championships||10 km||39:10||British Record|
|2018||CWG Gold Coast Australia||20 km||1:19:38||British Record|
|1 Mile race walk||5:31.08||London, United Kingdom||9 July 2017||World Best|
|3000 metres race walk||10:30.28 i||Glasgow, United Kingdom||25 February 2018||Indoor World Best|
|5000 metres race walk||18:20.20 i||Glasgow, United Kingdom||24 February 2020||Indoor|
|10 Kilometres race walk||39:10.00||Coventry, United Kingdom||1 March 2020|
|20 Kilometres race walk||1:19:38||Gold Coast, Australia||8 April 2018|
|Representing Great Britain|
|2009||European Race Walking Cup (U20)||Metz, France||39th||10 km walk||52:01|
|2011||European Race Walking Cup||Olhão, Portugal||29th||20 km walk||1:32:48|
|2012||World Race Walking Cup||Saransk, Russia||72nd||20 km walk||1:28:43|
|2013||European Race Walking Cup||Dudince, Slovakia||31st||20 km walk||1:27:42|
|2014||World Race Walking Cup||Taicang, China||43rd||20 km walk||1:22:53|
|European Championships||Zurich, Switzerland||12th||20 km walk||1:23:17|
|2015||European Race Walking Cup||Murcia, Spain||16th||20 km walk||1:23:54|
|World Championships||Beijing, China||24th||20 km walk||1:23:58|
|2016||World Race Walking Cup||Rome, Italy||34th||20 km walk||1:22:55|
|Olympic Games||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||6th||20 km walk||1:20:13|
|2017||European Race Walking Cup||Podebrady, Czech Republic||4th||20 km walk||1:21:21|
|World Championships||London, United Kingdom||—||20 km walk||DQ (lifting)|
|2018||World Race Walking Cup||Taicang, China||14th||20 km walk||1:23:54|
|European Championships||Berlin, Germany||7th||20 km walk||1:21:31|
|2019||European Race Walking Cup||Alytus, Lithuania||4th||20 km walk||1:20:53|
|World Championships||Doha, Qatar||7th||20 km walk||1:29:34|
|2021||European Race Walking Cup||Podebrady, Czech Republic||15th||20 km walk||1:22:27|
|Olympic Games||Tokyo, Japan||25th||20 km walk||1:25:57|
|2009||EAA Race Walking Permit Race||Lugano, Switzerland||8th||10 km walk||45:29|
|2010||XIX Commonwealth Games||Delhi, India||11th||20 km walk||1:30:44|
|2010||EAA Race Walking Permit Race||Bedford, England||7th||20 km walk||1:28:24|
|2012||EAA Race Walking Permit Race||Lugano, Switzerland||28th||20 km walk||1:25:49|
|2012||EAA Race Walking Permit Race||A Coruña, Spain||13th||20 km walk||1:24:49|
|2013||EAA Race Walking Permit Race||Podebrady, Czech Republic||14th||20 km walk||1:24:44|
|2014||EAA Race Walking Permit Race||Lugano, Switzerland||21st||20 km walk||1:25:45|
|2014||EAA Race Walking Permit Race||Podebrady, Czech Republic||10th||20 km walk||1:22:20|
|2015||EAA Race Walking Permit Race||Lugano, Switzerland||4th||20 km walk||1:22:33|
|2018||XXI Commonwealth Games||Gold Coast, Australia||2nd||20 km walk||1:19:38|
Media and public speaking
Bosworth has made several media appearances, including his appearance on Sky TV’s show “Game Changers”, commentating for the BBC at the 2014 European Athletics Championships, and again for Eurosport at the 2015 World Athletics Championships.
Bosworth came out as gay on the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire show on 13 October 2015. In the interview he explained that his family, friends and fellow sports athletes had known that he was gay for a number of years, and the coming out was to a wider audience to answer lingering questions from fans and to be himself. In the interview he told the BBC that he had been in "a really happy relationship" for the last four-and-a-half years. He proposed to and was accepted by his now-fiancé, Harry Dineley on Copacabana Beach during the Rio Olympics.
In publications by the BBC, SkySports and the Telegraph among many others, Bosworth speaks about his mental health and how he overcame a period of depression. Alongside media appearances, he now also regularly visits schools and universities, to talk about his experiences as a professional athlete, LGBT equality, the importance of mental health and how sport can be of great benefit.
He has also spoken to the Culture, Media and Sport parliamentary committee, met with the Chairman of the FA to discuss homophobia in football, written piece for the Times Sport Newspaper on “drugs in sport”, addressed National Governing Bodies on behalf of Sport England and spoken at Wembley for Stonewall F.C.
- Lewis, Tim (9 July 2021). "Three Years Ago, Race Walker Tom Bosworth Tried to Take His Own Life. Now He's Competing for Medals at the Olympics". Esquire. Retrieved 30 November 2021.
- "GB Marathon Trials: Chris Thompson and Stephanie Davis take Tokyo Olympics spots". BBC Sport. 26 March 2021. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
- "Sky TV's show "Game Changers"".
- "Tom Bosworth: British Olympics hopeful comes out as gay". BBC Sport. 13 October 2015. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
- "Tom Bosworth & partner Harry Dineley". Tom Bosworth Instagram Account. 13 October 2015. Archived from the original on 24 December 2021. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
- Hunt, Elle (16 August 2016). "Olympic marriage proposals continue with Tom Bosworth popping question to boyfriend" – via The Guardian.
- "Team GB's only gay athlete ready to risk prison to defend LGBT rights in Qatar". Independent.co.uk. 22 July 2018.
- Williams, Rebecca (2020). "Tom Bosworth: Team GB race walker opens up on sexuality and mental health". Sky Sports News.
- Bosworth, Tom (2017). "Drugs in Sport". The Times Newspaper.
- Tom Bosworth at World Athletics
- Tom Bosworth at European Athletics (archived)
- Tom Bosworth at Power of 10
- Tom Bosworth at Olympics.com
- Tom Bosworth at Olympic.org (archived)
- Tom Bosworth at Olympedia
- Tom Bosworth at British Athletics
- Tom Bosworth at Team GB
- Tom Bosworth at Team England
- Thomas Bosworth at the Commonwealth Games Federation (2010)
- Tom Bosworth at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
- Tom Bosworth on Twitter