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The Heroes of London 2012

TEAM GB THE HEROES OF LONDON 2012 INSPIRINGA GENERATION! AGE: 32 (28 April 1980) BRADLEY WIGGINS BIRTHPLACE: Ghent, Begium FAMILY: British mother, Australian father, married to Catherine with 2 children GOLDEN POSTBOX: Chorley Le GENTLEMAN Interests: Huge mod fan with a scooter "One of the great things about being an athletic sprinter like Chris Hoy is that you have an amazing body to show off. We just look like Rodney Trotter." collection and speaks fluent french 1sT THE ONLY PERSON TO HAVE WON THE TOUR DE FRANCE AND AN OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL IN THE SAME YEAR ROAD CYCLING 2012 MEDALS 1) Paratrooper Ben Parkinson, Britain's most seriously injured surviving soldier, carried the torch for 300 metres on computerised legs in Doncaster UNSUNG HEROES AGE: 26 (28 January 1986) JESSICA ENNIS BIRTHPLACE: Sheffield FAMILY: British mother, Jamaican father, engaged to Andy Hill GOLDEN POSTBOX: Sheffield THE FACE OF LONDON 2012 HAD A BABY NAMED IN HER HONOUR WHEN THE MOTHER GAVE BIRTH MINUTES BEFORE JESS'S BIG WIN On her intense training regime: "You enjoy the pain of it, you feel better once you've done it." 1ST WOMEN'S HEPTATHLON: 100 m hurdles, high jump, shot put, 200 m, long jump, javelin throw and 800 m 2012 MEDALS HEPTATHLON UNSUNG HEROES Pole vaulter Holly Bleasdale, 20, fell outside of the medals, but her boyfriend proposed to her the same day MOHAMED MO FARAH AGE: 29 (23 March 1983) BIRTHPLACE: Somalia MOBOT FAMILY: British father, Somali mother, married to Tania, expecting twins GOLDEN POSTBOX: Isleworth "If it wasn't for the crowd and their support, people shouting out my name, cheering and putting that Union Jack up don't think it would have happened." THE FIRST CONTESTANT TO WIN TV SHOW THE CUBE - HE DONATED THE £250K PRIZE MONEY TO HIS FOUNDATION 1ST SECRET WEAPON: an underwater treadmill which enables him to run extra miles without the same risk of injury as training outdoors RUNNING 2012 MEDALS Sprinter James Ellington auctioned himself on eBay to pay for his Olympic preparation and ended up with a new sponsorship deal from the campaign UNSUNG HEROES AGE: 25 (15 May 1987) BIRTHPLACE: Glasgow FAMILY: Engaged to Kim Sears with 2 border terriers, Maggie May and Rusty GOLDEN POSTBOX: Dunblane ANDY MURRAY MUZZA "I've had a lot of tough losses in my career, and this was the best way to come back from the Wimbledon final. I'll CAREER HIGH: After being beaten by Federer in an emotional Wimbledon final, pulling himself together to beat his rival for 2012 Gold THE FIRST BRITISH TENNIS PLAYER IN OVER 100 YEARS TO WIN OLYMPIC GOLD 1ST never forget it" 00 2012 MEDALS TENNIS UNSUNG HEROES Osteopath Jas Johal travelled 6 hours a day to volunteer at the Olympics. She is one of 70,000 unsung heroes who have helped make the Games a success AGE: 31 ( 27 September 1980) VICTORIA PENDLETON BIRTHPLACE: Stotfold FAMILY: Twin Brother Alex, engaged to Scott Gardner QUEEN VICTORIA GOLDEN POSTBOX: Stotfold FUTURE PLANS: The glamour girl of sport is set to make millions from sponsorship, advertising and a modelling 1ST "I go round and round in circles, really, really fast, on a big wooden bowl" "I turn left for a living, career now she has retired HAS A SMASHING PUMPKIN'S LYRIC TATTOOED ON HER WRIST: "TODAY IS THE GREATEST DAY I'VE EVER KNOWN" INDOOR CYCLING 2012 MEDALS O0 Athlete Bradley Wiggins Sources Ennis newborn-baby-named-after-her.html Jessica Ennis Mohamed Farah Andy Murray central-19145504 Victoria Pendleton coach-cost-job-sparked-teammates-fury-led-decision-QUIT-cycling-Games.html Unsung Heroes pay-for-training-8014892.html smiling-helped-make-Olympics-tremendous-success.html HotelClub Book. Stay. Be Rewarded.

The Heroes of London 2012

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A look at the UK heroes from London 2012. Some of the nations favourite athletic heroes and the the unsung heroes behind the scenes.


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