Alison Williamson

The oldest and most experienced member of the British archery team in the 2012 Olympics in London, which will be Alison Williamson's sixth straight Olympic appearance, becoming the fourth Brit to do so. While British teammate Simon Terry took an extende...

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Ben Ainslie

Ben Ainslie, CBE, made sure of a fifth Olympic appearance by winning the Sail for Gold Regatta and the London 2012 test event last summer – both of which were held at the Weymouth venue. Ainslie won his first Olympic medal at Atlanta 1996, when he be...

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Chris Newton

Chris Newton missed out on the 2008 World Championships due to a broken collar bone. However, at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Newton managed to win bronze in the points race; this involved lapping the field twice. He just missed out on silver, losing out...

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Donna Fraser

Donna was so close to a medal in Sydney where she finished fourth behind fellow Team GB athlete Katherine Merry who took the bronze. Three successive PBs in Sydney ended with a sub-50 in the final in the final where her 49.79 saw her finish a close fourth. ...

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Greg Searle

There are members of Britain’s rowing team that were not born when Greg Searle MBE made his debut on the British rowing team, finishing fourth at the World Junior Championships in 1988. Searle won world junior gold in 1989 and 1990 and it is 20 years...

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Jane Gregory

Jane comes from a non-horsey family and started to ride aged seven, going once a week to her local trekking centre in Cornwall. “I went every Saturday at eleven. We would go hacking around this headland, seriously close to the edge of the cliff. The h...

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John Whitaker

John is one of the most admired Show Jumping riders worldwide and has won 14 team medals at Olympic, World or European championships in his long career. He was 18 when he first partnered Ryans Son, a horse with just 50p on his card when he went to John, and...

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Kelly Holmes

Kelly Holmes became the first British female athlete to win two gold medals at the same Olympics when she did the middle distance double at Athens 2004 Olympic Games. A talented athlete as a youngster, she won the National Schools 1500m title in 1983 b...

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Linford Christie

The oldest man to win an Olympic 100m title, Christie claimed the 1992 title in Barcelona aged 32. In all he competed in three Olympic Games. Coached by Ron Roddan, he was 26 before he won his first major medal. With a reputation for his 'presence&...

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Mark Foster

Biography At the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Mark Foster was the oldest member of the Great Britain swimming team at the age of 38. Beijing was his fifth Olympic Games. Foster missed out on the qualification time for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games by 0.07...

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