William Sharman

William is a British athlete who specialises in the 110 metres hurdles. He started his career as a junior high jumper and decathlete, but focused entirely on hurdling after a shoulder injury. He made his international début for Great Britain at the 2006 European Athletics Championships and went on to compete at the 2007 Summer Universiade.

William came to prominence in 2009, after he significantly improved upon his previous personal best and finished fourth in the sprint hurdles final at the 2009 World Championships. He has since won the British Championships in 2010, 2013 and 2014, Commonwealth Games silver medals in 2010 and 2014 and European Championship silver medal in 2014. His personal best of 13.16 seconds makes him the third fastest British 110m hurdler of all time.

Initially coached by John Anderson, he was a timekeeper for the UK television series Gladiators. He is also a classically trained pianist and holds two university degrees. See www.williamsharman.com