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Brandnation's Athlete Dream Team
With a year to go until the world’s most spectacular sporting event, Brandnation is proud to announce it’s athlete dream team.
Born: Elgin, Moray, Scotland
Lives: Bridgend, Wales
Coach: Marc Jenkins
Helen Jenkins is a GB triathlete and is ranked no.1 in
the UK. Helen has a long list of achievements including
World Champs winner in 2008, Podium at Hyde Park
WCS in 2010 and 2x London Triathlon winner (2009 and
Lives: Bugbrooke, Northamptonshire
Club: Northampton Swimming Club,
Rugby and Northampton
Athletics Club, Beauvais Triathlon Club,
Coach: Ben Bright
Hollie Avil is a GB triathlete with accolades including
European and world junior triathlon champion in 2007
(the youngest triathlete to podium at a World Cup)
BOA’s triathlete of the year and was also shortlisted for
BBC young sportsperson of the year.
Event: 400m Individual Medley, 10km Open Water
Born: Johannesburg, South Africa
Club: Stockport Metro
Coach: Sean Kelly
Keri-anne Payne is an Olympic Silver Medal winner in
the 10km Open Water event and Bronze Commonwealth
medallist in the 400m Individual Medley. Keri-anne
was crowned world champion at the 2009 World
Championships in Rome and is currently studying
Club: Nova Centurion
Coach: Bill Furniss
Rebecca Adlington, OBE, is a double Olympic gold
medallist and a British, Commonwealth, European and
Olympic record holder. Rebecca specialises in the 400m
and 800m freestyle events and is Great Britain’s most
successful Olympic swimmer in 100 years.
Club: Loughborough University
Coach: Ben Titley
Liam Tancock is a GB Backstroker, specialising in the
50m and 100m events and 200m Individual Medley. Liam
is a world record breaker and a sports science student at
Event: 800m DOB: 17/4/81
Born: Wigan Lives: Wigan
Club: Wigan AC
Coach: Trevor Painter
Jenny Meadows is a GB 800m runner who
has competed at European, World and
Olympic level and is a world bronze medalist.
A graduate of Liverpool Hope University with a degree
in English with Physical Education, Jenny is coached
by husband Trevor Painter.
Event: Hurdles DOB: 12/9/84
Born: Lagos, Nigeria Lives: Nottingham
Club: Belgrave Harriers
Coach: Jerzy Maciukiewicz
William Sharman announced his arrival on the world
stage with a fourth place finish in the 110m final at the
World Athletics Championships – becoming the fifth
fastest British hurdler of all time in the process.
Event: 60m, 100m 400m DOB: 20/3/81
Born: Kingston, Jamaica Lives: London
Club: Belgrave Harriers
Coach: Linford Christie
Mitchum athlete Conrad Williams is a GB athlete
specialising in the 400m event. Conrad ran the opening
leg as Great Britain won 4x400m silver at the World
Championships in Berlin in 2009.
Event: High Jump
Club: Birchfield Harriers
Coach: Fuzz Ahmed
Mitchum athlete Tom Parsons is a GB High Jumper who
has competed at National, European, Commonwealth
and Olympic level. Tom’s passion for athletics was
ignited after watching the 1992 Barcelona Olympics
and the Championships in his home city of Birmingham
as a youngster.
Four time Olympic swimmer Karen Pickering and gold Olympic boxing medalist James DeGale also join our Dream Team and are available for industry
comment and expert opinion.
KAREN PICKERING MBE
Event: Swimming DOB: 19/12/71
Born: Brighton Lives: London
Karen Pickering MBE was a GB swimmer from 1986
to 2005 and has a trophy cabinet that includes 8
World Championship medals (4 gold), 14 European
Championship medals, 38 National Championship
titles, and a Commonwealth Games medal haul of 13
including 4 Gold. Karen won more major championship
medals for Britain than any other female swimmer
and now runs her very successful swimming school,
is a motivational speaker, compares for the BBC and
Channel 4 and is an authority on athlete testing.
JAMES DeGALE MBE
Event: Boxing DOB: 03/02/86
Born: London Lives: London
James DeGale brought home Olympic Gold from at the
2008 Olympic Games in Shanghai and hasn’t looked
back since. Following his great win, DeGale turned
professional in 2008 after agreeing a deal with promoter
Frank Warren. James is a southpaw fighter and is
known for being quite a character in and out of the ring.
He became the British Super-Middleweight champion
last year but lost to bitter rival George Groves in May of
this year on a points decision. James is training hard at
present and still has his sights firmly set on becoming a
world champion in the next couple of years.
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