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Becky Downie
Artistic gymnast aiming to compete in London 2012 Olymic Games
Becky is an artistic gymnast who started training when she was just 7 years old at Bigwood Gymnastics Club. She competes on four pieces of apparatus - Vault, Bars, Beam and Floor.
Download The Podcast| Fact File| The British Championships and Olympic Games trial|
Becky Downie in training Becky training on the bars Becky in training
Darius Knight
Commonwealth Silver Medallist
Darius Knight plays table tennis and is an ambassador for sport in the UK, playing for Great Britain on the ITTF World Pro Tour, and in a Spanish Superleague.
Download The Podcast| Fact File| Read about my trip to Chile|
February blog Picture of Darius playing Darius playing table tennis
Jade Jones
Silver Medal at the World Championships
Jade competes at senior level in Taekwondo. Last year she won a silver medal at the World Championships and is hoping for a place on Team GB at London 2012.
Download The Podcast| Fact File| Success against some of the best in the world|
Jade in training Jade in training Jade in training
Jess Varnish
Track cyclist aiming for 2012
Jess is a track sprint cyclist focusing on the Team Sprint. She also competes in the individual event and Keirin.
Download The Podcast| Fact File| Time to focus on training|
Picture of Jess Varnish talking Jess Varnish cycling
Peter Waterfield
Pete will be going for Gold at the Commonwealth Games
In 2002, Pete became the senior European champion, achieved a ranking of fourth in the world and scooped gold at the Commonwealth Games. Two years later he and Leon Taylor came second at the World Cup and they both qualified for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. There they achieved the silver in the 10 metre synchronised diving event and Pete came fifth in the individual event. At the British Gas National Cup in Sheffield in February, 2010 Pete and his diving partner, Chris Mears, came first in the menís three metre synchronised dive. Pete also won the menís 10 metre synchronised dive with Max Brick and scooped the gold medal in the menís 10 metre individual dive.
Download The Podcast| Fact File| At the National Championships 2011|
Pete Waterfield with Pudsey Peter diving Peter Waterfield September blog
Ed Clancy
Professional track & road bicycle racer
Ed played an important part in the GB Men's 4km Team Pursuit squad that included Geraint Thomas, Paul Manning and Bradley Wiggins. This amazing team beat all their competition and broke the world record to win a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
Download The Podcast| Fact File| The Tour of Britain|
Ed cycling on the road Ed on his bike
Daniel Keatings
World Championship Silver Medallist
Daniel started his gymnastics career at just five years old and in 2009 had a fantastic year. He won silver medals at both the World and European Championships and won the British Championships.
Download The Podcast| Fact File| Competition season gets underway|
Picture of Daniel for February blog Picture of Daniel for January blog
Chris Tomlinson
British Long Jumper
27-year-old Long Jumper Chris Tomlinson represents one of the most exciting talents in British athletics today. He proved his world class status in Athens by placing 5th in the Olympics and recording the largest jump in history for a Brit in a major final.
Download The Podcast| Fact File| Things heat up in training|
Chris Tomlinson - March 2009 Feb 09 - Pushing those boundaries Jan 09 - A new year for Chris
Louis Smith
Olympic Bronze Medallist
On 9 August 2008 he qualified in 5th place for the Olympic final of the men's pommel horse, and on 17 August went on to win the Bronze Medal in that final, becoming the first Briton to win a medal in the individual gymnastics at the Olympic Games since Walter Tysall won a silver medal in 1908. He was also the first Briton to win a medal in gymnastics at the Olympic Games since the women's team won a bronze medal in 1928.
Download The Podcast| Fact File| Snowed in from training|
Louis december blog Louis Smith November Blog Louis Smith October Blog
Tom Daley
The Youngest European Diving Champion on Record
Tom Daley is Young Sports Personality of the Year. He competes in the 10metre individual and synchronised diving and is Great Britainís second youngest competitor at the Olympic Games at just 14 years old.
Download The Podcast| Fact File| Tom Daley at the Olympics|
Tom Daley's mentor Leon Taylor Tom Daley Jul 08 Blog Tom Daley June Blog
Tom Daley May 08 Blog
Elizabeth Clegg
Scottish Borders Young Sports Personality Of The Year
Libby is a blind athlete, currently in the Great Britain Athletics Squad for the 100m and 200m sprints.
Download The Podcast| Fact File| Libby prepares for the future|
Libby Jan Blog
Leon Taylor
Olympic Silver Medallist
Leon Taylor won Silver at the Olympic Games in Athens with Peter Waterfield in the 10 metre synchronised platform and was 6th in the individual event.
Download The Podcast| Fact File| A month of highs and lows for Leon|
Leon November blog Leon Taylor October Blog Leon Blog September
Lucy Boggis
Holder of 4 English Schools Gold Medals
Lucy is a 17 years old heptathlete and her greatest aim is to compete in the Olympic Games in 2012.
Download The Podcast| Fact File| On the Mend|
Lucy July Blog Lucy June Blog
Andy Turner
Britain's top sprint hurdler
Andy Turner has been Britainís top sprint hurdler since 2003 and is recorded as the third fastest British athlete ever behind Colin Jackson and Anthony Jarrett.
Download The Podcast| Fact File| Read about Andy in America|
Andy Turner blog Andy Tuner's blog Andy Tuner
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