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Beijing Olympics 2008

News from Beijing

3 September 2008

Loughborough eight in Beijing for Paralympic Games

Eight Loughborough students, graduates and University-based athletes will represent Britain in three different sports at the Beijing Paralympics starting this week (6 September).

Discus thrower Dan Greaves heads a list of six University-based athletes, while student Hannah Stodel competes in the Three-Person Keelboat (Sonar) and graduate Clare Strange is part of a British team in the wheelchair basketball.

In athletics Greaves is joined by fellow Paralympic champion Kenny Churchill as well as triple Paralympian Dan West and female throwers Sophie Hancock, Gemma Prescott and Claire Williams, all of whom train at Loughborough University’s world class athletics facility.

The eight are part of a 206-strong British squad competing at the Beijing Paralympic Games which open on September 6 and close on September 17.

Loughborough-based athletes:
Kenny Churchill (Athletics - F37 Javelin)
Daniel Greaves (Athletics - F44 Discus)
Sophie Hancock (Athletics - F40 Shot)
Gemma Prescott (Athletics - F32 Shot)
Hannah Stodel (Sailing – Sonar)
Clare Strange (Wheelchair Basketball)
Dan West (Athletics - F34 Discus & Shot)
Claire Williams (Athletics - F12 Discus)

Loughborough University - Beijing 2008

Beijing facts

There are 55 Loughborough athletes in action at the Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Did you know?

Former Olympic Champion Sebastian Coe is a Loughborough graduate.

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