Tavs ambassadors set for Rio
Sunday night’s carnival in Rio signalled the end of another incredible Olympic Games and the frenzy of medal winning by Team GB’s Olympians. With a total medal haul of 67, including 27 Gold, 23 Silver, and 17 Bronze, Team GB became the first host nation to improve on their medal ranking in a subsequent games.
The carnival now continues in Rio, with 16 days left to go until the Paralympics gets underway and a new wave of athletes move into the limelight. Who can forget this time four years ago when we were still soaking up the euphoria of a superbly hosted and attended Olympic Games in London and basking in the anticipation of yet more medals by way of Great Britain's fine Paralympians.
The Lord’s Taverners has proudly supported many Paralympians who are set to compete in Brazil’s second biggest city in just over two weeks time. On their journey to the top of their respective sports, we have supplied grants and/or provided specially built sports wheelchairs which we hope will lead to yet more success in Rio. This group of GB Paralympians who have been assisted by the Lord's Taverners include: Lee Manning, Kyle Marsh, Harry Brown, Amy Conroy, Jude Hamer, Lawrie Williams and Robyn Love of the respective men’s and women's Wheelchair Basketball squads, Mickey Bushell who represents Team GB in Wheelchair Racing, as well as Wimbledon Champions Alfie Hewett and Jordanne Whiley who have recently enjoyed immense amounts of success with racquets in hand.
They will all be gearing up to better the 3rd place, 120 medal haul from London 2012 and we will be behind them every step of the way.
For more information on Team GB’s endeavours in Rio, please visit www.paralympics.org.uk and follow the Lord’s Taverners on Twitter as we bring you insights into the journeys of each Paralympian that we have helped in some way during their career.