Student Hunt named in ParalympicsGB team for London 2012

19 June 2012

University of Bath student Louise Hunt will make her Paralympic Games debut at the London 2012 Games after being named in the British wheelchair tennis team today (Tuesday).

The British Paralympic Association named Louise, a Sports Performance student from Swindon, in its 10-strong wheelchair tennis team for London 2012 this morning.

Louise, who has just turned 21, is currently ranked number 21 in the world in women’s singles wheelchair tennis rankings and 13th in the doubles.

“Words can’t describe how excited I am to be selected to ParalympicsGB and I can’t wait to go out there and compete,” she said. “I have always been working towards this moment and it’s such a privilege to be competing at both my first Games and a home Games.”

“London 2012 will be a fantastic opportunity to promote wheelchair tennis and to showcase the sport, so I hope people will come back to watch it again. I think one of my personal highlights of the Games will be coming together with the other sports of ParalympicsGB and supporting all of the athletes on the team.”

The wheelchair tennis tournament at the London 2012 Paralympic Games takes place at the Olympic Park.

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