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Polly Maton

Sport: Athletics
Event: T47 100m, long jump
Date of birth: 23.10.1999
Coach: Colin Baross
Date selected for Rio: July 26

Biography:

Devizes schoolgirl Polly, a below-the-elbow amputee, only made her international debut in 2014 after being spotted at a talent identification event.

Coached by Colin Baross at the University of Bath, she won three gold medals at the IWAS Junior Championships in 2014 and went on to compete at the IPC World Championships the following year, finishing fifth in the long jump on...

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Andrew Robertson

Sport/Event: Athletics; 100m, 4x100m relay, 200m

Date and place of Birth: 17 December 1990, Manchester

Coached by: Daniel Cossins

Clubs: Sale Harriers Manchester

Biography:

Andrew is another Dan Cossins trained athlete here at the University of Bath.

An explosive 100m sprinter, Andrew has won medals both domestically and on the continent.

Career highlights:

Selected to represent England at Glasgow Commonwealth Games, 2014
Bronze – 100m, Sainsbury’s British championships, 2013
Silver – 4x100m, European U23 championships 100m, 2011
Bronze – 4x100m, European Athletics Junior championships, 2009
Silver – 200m, European Youth Olympic Festival 2007

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Emily Diamond

Squared - Emily Diamond 0716Sport/Event: Athletics; 400m, 4x400m relay
Date and place of Birth: 11 June 1991, Bristol
Coached by: Jared Deacon
Clubs: Bristol & West

Biography:

Emily, who was born and raised in Bristol, first started training at the University of Bath at the age of 16 in long jump – both her mother and grandmother had competed in...

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Sophie Papps

Sport/Event: Athletics; 60m, 100m, 200m

Date and place of Birth: 6 October 1994

Coached by: Dan Cossins

Clubs: Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow

Biography:

Sprinter Sophie trains here at the University of Bath under the watchful eye of Dan Cossins.

A hugely promising young athlete, she’s already represented Great Britain and Northern Ireland at IAAF Indoor Championships and won European and national junior championship medals.

Career highlights:

Selected to represent England at Glasgow Commonwealth Games, 2014
Silver – European Junior Championships 100m, 2013
Gold – 100m, U20 National Championships,...

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Jazmin Sawyers

Jazmin Sawyers of England celebrates her silver medal of the women's long jump at Hampden Park Stadium during the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland, Thursday July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Event: Long jump
Date and place of Birth: 21 May 1994, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
Clubs: City of Stoke and University of Bristol

Biography:

Law graduate Jazmin trains at the University of Bath under the supervision of...

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