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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

    COLLEGE’S AARON McKIBBIN HAS DOUBLE MEDAL CHANCE

    September 6th, 2012

    TABLE TENNIS star Aaron McKibbin is closing in on Loughborough College’s third medal at the Paralympic Games – and the fifth at London 2012 this summer.

     The 21-year-old helped Paralympics GB to a convincing 3-0 victory over Italy in their Class 8 quarter final earlier today to earn a semi final clash with Poland this evening (7pm). Spain and Germany await if Aaron’s team is successful.

     The Sheffield-based player told College News on the eve of the Games that the team competition probably represented his best chance of success at his first Paralympics.

     So it proved as he was eliminated at the group stage in the singles despite producing enough to encourage GB team leader Gorard Vecko.

     He admitted having problems with the spinning serves of Chinese player Sun Churen as he went down in three straight games in his opening match before bravely fighting back from 2-0 down to force Mathieu Loico, of Belgium, to a decider.

     Vecko, said: “”Aaron lost two matches today but he is getting experience for Rio. He’s only been playing two and a half years.”

    But now Aaron’s dream could come true as he and his team have two cracks at a bronze medal at the very least.

     Seeded second in the competition, Paralympics GB would face a play off match for bronze should they be defeated.

     College student Libby Clegg took silver in the T12 100m, a feat matched by judo ace Sam Ingram. During the Olympic Games, College student Nicola White won a bronze as part of Team GB’s women’s hockey team and high jumper Robbie Grabarz, a former College student, also won a bronze.

    HISTORIC LOUGHBOROUGH BUILDING BECOMES TOP SPORTS BASE

    August 30th, 2012

    AN historic Loughborough building has been refurbished to provide a sporting hub for Great Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic stars of the future.

     Vice chair of the governors of Loughborough College Ian Nicholson explained that little historical information was available about The Gables, a distinctive feature of the town since it was built in 1880, which now houses the £1m Elite Athlete Performance Centre.

     Speaking at the official opening ceremony on Thursday, August 30, he said its first owner was a William Clarke who bought it to enable her asthma suffering daughter to enjoy fresh country air. The building was then in community use in the 1930s when in the possession of Richard Sutton Clifford, a solicitor, Alderman and former Mayor of Loughborough.

     It was later acquired by former College Principal Herbert Schofield for use as student accommodation.

     Mr Nicholson said he was delighted to see the building in such impressive shape after being saddened at viewing its declining state in recent years.

     Mr Nicholson is pictured right with Jim Mutton (left), retiring College Principal and instigator of the project, and Olympians past and present, Nicola White and Tommy Godwin.

    RETIRING PRINCIPAL’S £1M OLYMPIC LEGACY

    August 30th, 2012

    IT was the end of an era and a beginning of a very special  legacy at Loughborough College today (August 30) as retiring Principal Jim Mutton officially declared the pioneering £1m  Elite Athlete Performance Centre open.

     Mr Mutton, who is leaving the College after 19 years in the post, was flanked by Olympians of the present and past in College student Nicola White, a bronze medallist at London 2012, and ambassador Tommy Godwin, a double bronze winner from London 1948, as he performed the opening ceremony.

     Vice chair of the College governors Ian Nicholson revealed  that Mr Mutton had come up with the original idea for the EAPC  in 1998 before it had really taken off in the last three or four years.

     The EAPC will provide access to world class facilities and educational programmes for 16 to 18-year-olds and is seen as one of the College’s most important legacies from this year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games.

    OLYMPIAN LOUGHBOROUGH COLLEGE STUDENT NAMED MENTOR FOR UNIQUE CENTRE

    August 29th, 2012

    Olympic medallist and Loughborough College student Nicola White says she is eager to get started at its pioneering elite athlete centre, launching this week.

    ‘I am really looking forward to moving in to the Elite Athlete Performance Centre as the elite athlete mentor.

    “Over the last two years I have lived the dream of being an elite athlete and if I can help mentor up and coming athletes then I would be delighted.

    “I have learned so many things that have helped me achieve my Olympic bronze medal. Who knows one of the next crop of athletes might win a silver or a gold!’