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    LOUGHBOROUGH COLLEGE’S FIVE MEDAL WINNERS AT LONDON 2012

    September 10th, 2012

    AS the curtain falls on a sensational and unforgettable London 2012, Loughborough College can reflect on five medals, among a host of inspiring personal stories and performances.

     Best result, statistically speaking, came from 22-year-old sports massage student Libby Clegg, who confirmed her status as one of Paralympics GB’s most popular and talented athletes during the Games.

     Libby set a new world record as well as a personal best in claiming silver in the T12 100m, equalling the performance that first brought her to international prominence in Beijing four years ago.

     But it was the rousing receptions she received from supporters at the Olympic Stadium every time she appeared on the track that will perhaps live longest and fondest in the memory.

    Silver was also the prize won by former College student and judo ace Sam Ingram in the 90kg category.

     Aaron McKibbin’s bronze with the Paralympics GB men’s table tennis team was reward for remarkable improvement over the past 12 months that turned London 2012 from a distant dream into gleaming reality.

     Huge emotion accompanied the bronze medals won by College stars at the Olympic Games. Hockey player Nicola White so nearly turned her back on the sport to take up athletics before cementing her place in the Team GB squad through a fine season in 2011/12.  Now a mentor at the College’s £1M Elite Athlete Performance Centre, she and Team GB have real reason to believe this is just the start.

     Former College student Robbie Grabarz was in some ways the most remarkable achiever of all.  Chastened for not making the most of his talent, he responded in just the right way to soar into the history books in the high jump after spending months in the kitchen at Loughborough’s Holywell Primary School to help pay his way to London 2012

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