Liz Nicholl reaction to final ParalympicsGB announcementSubscribe
UK Sport 13 July 2012
Commenting on the announcements made by the British Paralympic Association this week on the selection of 54 athletes from disability athletics and para-equestrian to ParalympicsGB, UK Sport Chief Executive, Liz Nicholl, said: “Congratulations to the 49 athletes from disability athletics and the five athletes from para-equestrian dressage who have been selected to represent ParalympicsGB at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
“With the confirmation of these two squads, ParalympicsGB is now complete, with 288 athletes set to compete at the Games, along with a further 13 team members.
“UK Sport has supported Paralympic sport with almost £50 million of National Lottery, Exchequer and Team 2012 funding for the London cycle (2009-13), ensuring our athletes will be among the best prepared when the Games get underway in 47 days’ time.
“We wish them all the very best of luck and will be watching them with pride.”
UK Sport investment over London Olympiad (2009-13) in sports announced week commencing 9 July 2012:
Disability Athletics – £6,730,000
Para-Equestrian Dressage – £3,605,500
Athletes selected for Team GB and ParalympicsGB week commencing 9 July 2012:
Disability Athletics: Men: Ola Abidogun (T46 100/200m), Jonathan Adams (F34 shot putt), Graeme Ballard (T36 100/200m), Paul Blake T36 (400/800m), Mickey Bushell (T53 100/200m), Jamie Carter (T34 100/200m), Aled Davies (F42 shot putt/discus), Derek Derenalagi (F57 discus), David Devine (T12 800/1500m), Kyron Duke (F40 javelin/shot putt), Dan Greaves (F44 discus), Jordan Howe (T35 100/200m), Rhys Jones (T37 100/200m), Andy Kaar (T20 1500m), Dean Miller (T37 1500m), Stephen Miller (F32 club throw), Steve Morris (T20 1500m), Scott Moorhouse (F42 javelin), Stephen Osborne (T51 100m), Jonnie Peacock (T44 100m), Sam Ruddock (T35 100/200m), Ben Rushgrove (T36 100/200m), Nathan Stephens (F57 javelin/discus), Kieran Tscherniawsky (F33 discus), David Weir (T54 800/1500/5000/marathon), Dan West (F34 shot putt), Richard Whitehead (T42 100/200m), Rob Womack (F55 shot putt)
Women: Hollie Arnold (F46 javelin), Olivia Breen (T38 100/200/4x100m relay), Sally Brown (T46 100/200m), Libby Clegg (T12 100/200m), Hannah Cockroft (T34 100/200m), Katrina Hart (T37 100/200/4x100m relay), Tracey Hinton (T11 100/200m), Bev Jones (F37 discus/shot putt), Jade Jones (T54 400m/800m/1500m), Sophie Kamlish (T44 100/200m), Jenny McLoughlin (T37 100/200/4x100m relay), Maxine Moore (F32 club throw), Mel Nicholls (T34 100/200m), Josie Pearson (F51 discus/club throw), Gemma Prescott (F32 shot putt/club throw), Stef Reid (T44 100/200m/F44 long jump), Hazel Robson (T36 100/200/4x100m), Sophia Warner (T35 100/200/4x100m relay), Claire Williams (F12 discus), Shelly Woods (T54 800/1500/5000/marathon), Bethy Woodward (T37 200/4x100m relay)
Para-Equestrian Dressage: Sophie Christiansen (Grade Ia) riding Janeiro 6, Lee Pearson (Grade Ib) riding Gentleman, Natasha Baker (Grade II) riding Cabral, Deborah Criddle (Grade III) riding LJT Akilles, Sophie Wells (Grade IV) riding Pinocchio