News Archive, Tag: Ben Rushgrove

Paralympics London 2012 - Paul Blake celebrates winning a Silver Medal after competing in the Men's 400m - T36 Final. Photo: Richard Washbrooke/ParalympicsGB

New fundraising campaign launched to Supercharge ParalympicsGB for Rio 2016 and beyond

07 January 2016

People are being encouraged to help ‘Supercharge ParalympicsGB’ by supporting a new fundraising campaign launched today. All money raised will help to fund the ParalympicsGB team – including a number of athletes based at the University of Bath – not only at the Rio 2016 Games but also at Pyongchang 2018, Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022. The British Paralympic Association (BPA), a registered charity, has historically received some public fundraising support but the Supercharge ParalympicsGB...

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500 days to go – athletes start countdown to Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

26 April 2015

Athletes at the University of Bath are stepping up their preparations for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, which will get under way in exactly 500 days time. Ben Rushgrove knows exactly what it is like to be at this stage of the four-year Paralympic cycle, having won T37 100m silver at Beijing 2008 and 200m bronze at London 2012. However, having lost his funding after a disappointing 2014, the 500 days ahead offer a new...

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