Monday, 13 August 2012

Well Done Team Yorkshire!

Had Yorkshire been a country, it would have come 12th in the Olympic medals table, with 7 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze. What an achievment for one county! The first British medal of the games was won by cyclist Lizzie Armitstead from Otley and that set us off on a roll! Well done to Yorkshire's wonderful athletes!

Ed Clancy (Huddersfield) Cycling
Luke Campbell, (Hull) Boxing
Nicola Adams (Leeds) Boxing
Nicola Wilson (North Allerton) Eventing
Jessica Ennis (Sheffield) Heptathlon
Alistair Brownlee (Leeds) Triathlon
Jonathan Brownlee (Leeds) Triathlon
Tom Ransley (York) Rowing
Kat Copeland (North Yorks) Rowing
Andy Triggs-Hodge (Dales) Rowing

We also celebrate all their team colleagues who contributed to the remarkably high standard of sporting achievment and the great atmosphere. Lots of the volunteers came from the region and many gave up precious weeks of holiday to support the Games with enthusiasm. Wasn't it amazing? I'm looking forward to the Paralympics, starting on 29th August.

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