Louis Smith makes funding plea

On November 26, 2008 by

It is always refreshing when a sportsman or woman makes a passionate statement about his or her sport in public. However, when the statement comes in the form of a desperate plea, it unfortunately takes on a rather depressing tone.

Last week, Louis Smith, the British gymnast who was successful in the Beijing Olympic Games earlier this year, begged for an increase in funding for gymnastics to be made prior to the start of the London 2012 Games.

Smith is extremely worried that funding for gymnastics will be cut and the young gymnast believes that such an event will prove detrimental to the success of Team GB in the London Olympics. He revealed that funding cuts may result in the gymnastics team winning

Team GB unveil lone trampolinist

On May 29, 2008 by

Claire Wright has been chosen as Team GB’s only trampolinist for the Beijing Olympics.

At 28 she has won seven consecutive national titles, and 44 world and European medals.

Simon Clegg of Team GB said: "Claire has had an extremely successful trampoline career, so it is fantastic that she can now make the final step up to compete as an Olympian."

The sport is a recent addition to the Olympics after the Sydney 2000 games.

Source : BBC news

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