Rio 2016Olympic & Paralympic Games

Features

In the build up to the 2016 Olympic & Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, we bring you the stories behind the current and former Loughborough students and their #Road2Rio

Graduate

Tom Burton

Athlete

“Given where I was at with my sport, I definitely came here for the academics with the sport on the side, but as I progressed I suppose the balance started to swing in favour of athletics.”

Graduate

Niall Flannery

Athlete

"Having a brother four years older than me, I just wanted to beat everything he'd done!"

Current Student

Harry Gibson

Hockey

“I’m just aiming to be the best goalkeeper I can be, and then hopefully I can be the best goalkeeper in the world"

Graduate

Dan Greaves

Athlete

Imagine if your coach lived 8,000 miles away. That’s a situation discus thrower Dan Greaves has to overcome on a daily basis.

Graduate

Ben Ryan

Coach

"I still use things that I learnt in my first and second year of undergraduate study on an almost daily basis – they’re some of my key values.”

Graduate

Sonia Samuels

Athlete

“This dream has been 24 years in the making...”

Current Student

Tim Shuttleworth

Swimmer

“When I first arrived in Loughborough, Rio wasn’t even on the horizon"

Current Student

Ian Sloan

Hockey

“I try not to think too far ahead, instead focusing on what I can do on a daily basis to keep on improving.”

Graduate

Henry Weir

Hockey

“When I arrived in Loughborough I scraped into the first team, but from there my development as a player sky-rocketed."

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P.W.Matthews@lboro.ac.uk

Pete Matthews
PR Officer (Sport)
Loughborough University