Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Nine athletes selected for Rio 2016!

We are so proud that all nine of the athletes, that we represent, who were available for selection for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio, have been selected.
The Olympic Games take place between 5 and 21 August. Tom Bosworth will take part in the 20k Race Walk and Jade Lally will compete in the Womens Discus.
The Paralympic Games are between 29 August and 9 September. Our athletes who will be competing are;
Ben Rowlings - T34 Wheelchair Racer, 100 and 800m
Hannah Cockroft - T34 Wheelchair Racer, 100, 400 and 800m
Hannah Russell - S12, 50 and 100m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke
Jordanne Whiley - Wheelchair Tennis, Singles and Doubles (with Lucy Shuker)
Julie Rogers - T42 Sprinter, 100m
Rob Oliver - Paracanoe K1, 200m
Will Bayley - Para Table Tennis, C7 Singles and Team Competition
Do spare a thought though for judoka Kelly Edwards who was ruled out of Olympic selection by a concussion injury. The good news is that Kelly is recovering well and will return to competition soon.
All the very best to our team going to Rio, we will be cheering you on, every step of the way! #Team17 #TheWinningTeam.
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Sunday, 10 July 2016

Jordanne wins Wimbledon

Jordanne Whiley won her ninth Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, when she partnered Japan's Yui Kamiji to their third successive Wimbledon Doubles title.

Jordanne and Yui, the 2014 and 2015 champions, played Dutch second seeds Jiske Griffioen and Aniek van Koot in the Ladies Doubles Final, the pairs know each other very well having met in the last four Wimbledon finals. Unlike previous years the final was a relatively easy affair with Jordanne and Yui winning four games in a row in the first set and five games in a row in the second set to close out a 6-2, 6-2 victory, in just 69 minutes.

“We’re both in a bit of shock if I’m honest,” said Jordanne. “We never thought we could win three in a row as Jiske and Aniek are so strong but today I really felt like we played the best tennis at a Grand Slam. This, I consider, to be 'the slam.' Everyone wants to win Wimbledon. For me, it's my home. To win at Wimbledon is so special and the crowd today were brilliant. We just love being on court with each other. Yui is always happy. I can be quite an emotional rollercoaster. It's nice for me to have someone on the court who you know every single day, they're smiling and laughing."

The result was something of a consolation for Jordanne who had lost to van Koot in the women's singles semi-final earlier in the week.
Find out more about Jordanne via her website www.jordannewhiley.com
Follow Jordanne on Twitter @jordannejoyce92