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Loughborough student receives late call up to Paralympics

14 August 2012

The British Paralympic Association has announced that Loughborough University student Crystal Lane has been selected as a late addition to the ParalympicsGB team which will compete at London 2012.

Crystal, who is studying an MSc in Sports Nutrition at the University, has been included as a result of an extra slot being allocated to Britain by the International Paralympic Committee.

Crystal is a member of the GB Para-Cycling Talent Team and made her international debut at last year's Para-cycling Road World Championships in Denmark, where she won a bronze medal.

Gareth Sheppard, British Cycling’s Paralympic Performance Manager, said:

“It was very unexpected news. We had applied for the place in March, and initially had been told that we hadn’t been awarded one. Crystal had only narrowly missed out on initial selection, so it is fantastic to be able to give her the opportunity to compete in London. It really strengthens our team.”

Craig Hunter, Chef de Mission for ParalympicsGB, said:

“I’m delighted that Crystal has joined the team. She has worked very hard and I am pleased that we are now in a position to welcome her to ParalympicsGB.”

A feature on Crystal can be found at:


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