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    OUR LIBBY GOES FOR GOLDEN DOUBLE AT PARALYMPICS

    August 24th, 2012

    LIBBY CLEGG will be in good company as she leads Loughborough College’s medal charge at the Paralympic Games which gets under way next week.

    For the supremely positive 22-year-old, who took a silver medal on her Paralympic debut in the T12 100m in Beijing, will be accompanied by her younger brother James who has been selected to represent Paralympics GB at swimming.

    With sport still riding the wave of a fabulous Olympic Games, the role models who form Paralympics GB are now set to come under national and international focus – and none more so than Loughborough-based Libby who suffers from a deteriorating condition that has left her with just peripheral vision in one eye.

    Hailing from Stockport, she was formerly a keen ballet dancer who took up athletics at the age of 10 and first competed in middle distance and cross country running before taking up sprinting. Her impact was so great that two years after Beijing she was voted third in the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year, becoming one of the faces and voices of Team GB Paralympic sport and being regularly in demand for interviews

    She has successfully combined training to international standard with being a popular student at Loughborough College where she has gained qualifications in Personal Training and Sports Massage.  She has declared her ambition of setting up a sports therapy clinic in the future ‘to help fellow competitors with disabilities’.

    Her immediate aim, however, is to bring home medals in the T12 sprint double of the 100m and 200m and she says: My best competitive 100m is 12.5 seconds, but I know I can run faster as I’ve proved in training. My aim is to go to London and win, although two Chinese girls should be my strongest rivals. Competitors come from nowhere in Paralympic sport, so you can never take anything for granted.”

     

    OUR LIBBY GOES FOR SPRINT DOUBLE AT PARALYMPIC GAMES

    August 23rd, 2012

    LIBBY CLEGG will be in good company as she leads Loughborough College’s medal charge at the Paralympic Games which gets under way next week.

    For the supremely positive 22-year-old, who took a silver medal on her Paralympic debut in the T12 100m in Beijing, will be accompanied by her younger brother James who has been selected to represent Paralympics GB at swimming.

    With sport still riding the wave of a fabulous Olympic Games, the role models who form Paralympics GB are now set to come under national and international focus – and none more so than Loughborough-based Libby who suffers from a deteriorating condition that has left her with just peripheral vision in one eye.

    Hailing from Stockport, she was formerly a keen ballet dancer who took up athletics at the age of 10 and first competed in middle distance and cross country running before taking up sprinting. Her impact was so great that two years after Beijing she was voted third in the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year, becoming one of the faces and voices of Team GB Paralympic sport and being regularly in demand for interviews

    She has successfully combined training to international standard with being a popular student at Loughborough College where she has gained qualifications in Personal Training and Sports Massage.  She has declared her ambition of setting up a sports therapy clinic in the future ‘to help fellow competitors with disabilities’.

    Her immediate aim, however, is to bring home medals in the T12 sprint double of the 100m and 200m and she says: My best competitive 100m is 12.5 seconds, but I know I can run faster as I’ve proved in training. My aim is to go to London and win, although two Chinese girls should be my strongest rivals. Competitors come from nowhere in Paralympic sport, so you can never take anything for granted.”

     

    FAIRYTALE IT WASN’T BUT SARAH STEVENSON LET NOBODY DOWN

    August 10th, 2012

    ONLY those who put their money on fairytales will be truly surprised Loughborough College’s Sarah Stevenson came up short at London 2012 this morning.

    For those who believe in destiny – an idea strongly fuelled by many of Team GB’s thrilling successes over the last week – this was the perfect scenario. The personable Doncaster woman regained her world Taekwondo title amid the dreadful trauma of losing both her parents to cancer in 2011, then fought a last ditch battle to compete at her fourth Olympic Games after undergoing cruciate ligament surgery in February. Sarah Stevenson MBE swore the athletes’ oath at the opening ceremony, so it was written in the starsshe’d become one of Team GB’s golden girls at her home Olympics – or was it?

    Sarah herself dampened great expectations by saying publicly that destiny was nothing to do with it. Success or otherwise depended on her form on the mat when she went into battle today, not on the highly-publicised story that went before it.  Sound common sense stuff and undoubtedly true.

    And so it proved as Sarah was defeated in the preliminary round this morning. Yes, her knee was strong enough for her to fight but asking a sportsman or woman to compete at the very top level after months on the sidelines was probably too much. You can only get match sharpness by competing and all the good preparation in the world is a poor substitute to actual brutal competition.

    Whether Sarah gets the chance to fight for a bronze in a mini competition later tonight is out of her hands and, in some ways, almost irrelevant. Loughborough College sends our hearty congratulations and best wishes to Sarah Stevenson even in disappointment – the fact she had the mental and physical strength to take part against mountainous odds was a great victory in itself.

    PARALYMPICS SQUADS DELIGHTED TO BE AT ‘WORLD CLASS’ COLLEGE

    August 7th, 2012

    SITTING Volleyball development manager Dan Griffin says Loughborough College is proving the perfect venue for the men’s and women’s teams to prepare for the Paralympic Games.

     The squads of 11 men and women have been based at the College since July 2 and are due to remain in Loughborough until setting off for a holding camp on August 17.

     Griffin said: “We looked around at a number of venues before choosing Loughborough College. It was an advantage that the head office of Volleyball England are in Loughborough and we were also well aware of the standard of the facilities here.

     “Our stay has been a continuation of our good relationship with the College. We always knew coming here that there would be an understanding of what we need to do at this stage of our preparation.

     “It has been superb. The staff have been fantastic with us and the services here are world class.  I can’t praise them over. I’d also mention accommodation services staff who have been fantastic and made us very welcome.

     “This has been a great opportunity for us to get together as a team, train and prepare for every aspect of the experience ahead at the Paralympics. It’s been going very well and spirits are very high. We have had a healthy mixture of hard work and time to relax and the team have thoroughly enjoyed watching the Olympics.”

    NICOLA WHITE FACES ARGENTINA IN MEDAL CLASH

    August 7th, 2012

    NICOLA WHITE’S date with destiny at London 2012 has been confirmed as being 8pm tomorrow (Thursday)  when Great Britain face Argentina in the semi final of the women’s hockey tournament.

     The Loughborough College student, a goalscorer in the 5-3 group victory over South Korea, is now guaranteed two goes at a minimum of a bronze medal as Team GB booked their place in the last four despite successive defeats at the hands of China and the Netherlands.

     Team GB have a very difficult task against Argentina, who defeated them 1-0 in the Champions Trophy final earlier this year.

     The other semi final is between the Netherlands and New Zealand which kicks off at 3.30pm tomorrow.

     

    Both the gold medal and bronze medal matches are scheduled for Friday.