News Archive, Month: January 2010

Lorraine Shaw

05 January 2010

Sport/Event > Athletics, Hammer Thrower Date and Place of Birth > 1968 in Gloucester Height > 1m 71 cm Weight > 87 kg Biography > Lorraine has thrown at both the Sydney and Athens Olympic Games. She reached the final in her second Olympics, in the inaugural Olympic hammer throwing competition for women placing her in ninth place. She switched allegiance from Ireland to Britain in 1993 and immediately took the UK title. Within a year she was the...

Alexandra Rickham

05 January 2010

Sport: Sailing/SKUD 18 Date and place of birth: 11 September 1981, Kingston, Jamaica Coached by: Harvey Hillary Occupation: Environmental Scientist Biography: Alexandra graduated from the University of Bath with a BSc in Natural Sciences in 2004, then completed an MSc in Environmental Technology at Imperial College. After concluding her academic studies, Alexandra rapidly established herself as one of the world's top Paralympic sailors. She teamed up with Niki Birrell to form Team Birrell Rickham in...

Natalia Sheppard

02 January 2010

Sport / Event: Fencing, foil Place of Birth: Gdansk, Poland Biography: Natalia Sheppard graduated from the University of Bath with a BSc (Hons) degree in Mathematics and Computing in 2006. Born in Poland, she made her Olympic debut at the London 2012 Games, representing Great Britain in fencing. Natalia said: “I am so thrilled and proud at my selection for Team GB at the London 2012 Olympic Games. “This has only been made possible with...

Flora Stewart

01 January 2010

Sport/Event > Sailing - 470 Crew Date and Place of Birth > 20 June 1992, born in London but actually Scottish Height > 172 cm Weight > 66 kg Coached by > Steve Irish - Olympic Development 470 coach Date Arrived at Team Bath > September 2010 Course of Study > Sport Performance Length of Course > 3 years. Currently in final year Clubs > Solway Yacht Club, Kippford Occupation > Student and sailor Biography...

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