What a summer it was! The whole nation was inspired by athletes from all over the globe who took part in the Olympics and Paralympics and the games were certainly worth the wait!
Here at Everyone Active, we were just as gripped by the events, as we got behind our Sporting Champions athletes who were taking part in several events in Tokyo and bringing success to Team GB and Paralympics GB too!
What did our Sporting Champions Achieve?
Our Sporting Champions were incredibly successful at this most recent games, winning medals in several Olympic and Paralympic events. We couldn’t be more proud of their achievements, especially knowing that we played a small part in helping them attain their life-long dream.
Reece was Paralympic GB’s most decorated athlete of the Games, winning three golds, a silver and a bronze medal in Tokyo.
- 100m butterfly S14: Silver
- 100m backstroke S14: Bronze
- 200m freestyle S14: Gold
- 200m individual medley SM14: Gold
- 4x100m mixed freestyle relay S14: Gold
Reece spoke to us about his achievements and what his plans were for the future.
How has the Sporting Champions scheme supported your career?
“EA Sporting champions scheme has helped me by allowing me access to gyms in my local area when I needed them and especially over the last year. This allowed me to be flexible around my training times to provide the best schedule I can leading up to the games in Tokyo.”
What has the experience been like since returning from Tokyo?
“Since being back home, it’s been really exciting. I’ve had great opportunities, including been invited to many awards and sporting events. There have been challenges, and the media focus has been new learning for me, but I’m just enjoying every moment that I can.”
What impact has Tokyo 2020 had on your sport and how excited are you for the next few years?
“I’m very excited for the next few years; I’m currently looking at the commonwealth games as my next challenge, which is next year in Birmingham (the Commonwealth games). So a home games is always exciting.
“Then, after that I’ll look to start planning for the Paris 2024 games!”
Hannah clinched double Paralympic gold at the Games, clocking a new world record of 16.39s over 100m in the process. In the 800m, she set a Paralympic record of 1:48.99, finishing more than 10 seconds clear of her rivals.
- T34 100m: Gold
- T34 800m: Gold
Chelsie took home the first medal for Team GB, becoming an Olympic medallist on the mat, winning bronze at Tokyo 2020.
- Women’s Judo -52kg: Gold
Darryll was part of the successful GB women’s relay team. The foursome retained their Olympic bronze medal from Rio, by securing the bronze in Tokyo against tough competition.
- Women’s 4x100m Relay: Bronze
Portsmouth-born Declan Brooks was part of the inspirational GB BMX team. In a nail-biting final, he managed to scoop a superb bronze medal in the BMX park freestyle.
- Men’s Freestyle Park: Bronze