There’s probably no greater honour in sport than having your achievements recognised and rewarded by a fellow athlete who has succeeded at the highest level. That’s exactly what happened when Olympic gold medallist Sam Quek, who featured for Great Britain in Rio, presented Pendle Forest’s all-conquering first team with the Investec England Hockey Women’s Team of the Year.Quek, who was nominated as the player of the match in the final against World champions Netherlands at the Games in 2016, dished out the silverware and interviewed manager Scott Hornby, captain Dani Hornby and leading scorer Charlotte Hartley during the ceremony.A total of 33 members of the club attended the national awards at The Athena in Leicester to witness the team scoop the top prize on the night and they were joined on their table by Commonwealth bronze medallist Ellie Rayer and England Hockey development director Rich Beer.Forest, who were nominated for the accolade last season, were … [Read more...] about Olympic gold medallist presents Pendle Forest stars with top honour!
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10 Apr From the section Rowing Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rowing/43714229 Read more about sharing. Triple Olympic gold medallist Pete Reed has announced his retirement from international rowing.The 36-year-old had been training for the Tokyo Games in 2020 but said he "had to be realistic".Reed won gold at three successive Olympic Games - Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016 - as well as at five World Rowing Championships."I am disappointed that I will not be able to go for a fourth consecutive gold medal," he said. "To be able to travel the world, competing in a sport that I love, alongside such hard working and inspirational team-mates has been incredible."I wish I could carry on in our wonderful sport forever but, looking back, I have absolutely no regrets. "I have to be realistic; training and … [Read more...] about Pete Reed: Triple Olympic gold medallist rower retires
Gold star The 29-year-old hockey goalkeeper helped Great Britain win gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics MADDIE HINCH is set to stand between the posts for England again as they look to better their Commonwealth Games silver medal from Glasgow 2014. Hinch is the current World Number One female goalkeeper and has over 100 caps for England and Great Britain. Who is Maddie Hinch? HINCH starting playing hockey at school and despite being initially unkeen on the sport, she decided to preserve. After winning a Youth Olympic medal in the sport, she made her debut for Great Britain in 2008. In 2012, Hinch was gutted to miss out on a place in the Great Britain Olympic squad. England won a silver medal at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and went on to earn her place in the British squad for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Most read in sport WILKINS DEAD England legend Ray Wilkins dies aged 61 after heart attack BY HIS SIDE Who is Ray Wilkins' wife Jackie, when did she … [Read more...] about Who is Maddie Hinch? England goalkeeper and Olympic gold medallist is heading to the Commonwealth Games
0 Have your say Doncaster ladies could not find any way past Olympic gold medallist Sam Quek and her Bowdon Hightown teammates as they exited the England Hockey Cup. England and Great Britain defender Quek, 29, was the star turn at Town Field on Sunday and took time out to speak with fans, sign autographs and pose for photographs.On the pitch she played her part in a strong defensive display which shut out a determined Doncaster side.The National Premier League outfit broke the deadlock in the 28th minute and later sealed victory with a neat short corner routine.A day earlier Doncaster put in an impressive display to beat Durham University 2s 3-1 and move up to second in the Northern Premier Division. Holly Brown broke the deadlock after just three minutes before Amelia Milton and Ruth Thomas both converted from short corners.Doncaster’s men slumped to a disappointing 3–1 home defeat against Conference North bottom side Preston and now find themselves in real … [Read more...] about Olympic gold medallist Sam Quek steals the show at Doncaster Hockey Club
Today the Ripon Gazette joins readers in launching a campaign to name the city's new swimming pool after our very own Olympic gold medallist Jack Laugher MBE. Residents are proposing that the pool, or a section of it, is named after him. Other suggestions include inviting Jack to open the pool with a commemorative plaque, or unveiling a bench to honour his extensive achievements in diving and active contributions to Ripon life. Helen Mackenzie, a PE teacher at Ripon Grammar School who taught Jack, said marking his achievements at the new pool in some way would be the right thing to do. Her mum, Sylvia Grice, worked at Ripon Spa Baths for 44 years and was awarded an MBE for her services to swimming and the community of Ripon - it was Sylvia who taught Jack to swim. Helen, who travelled to Rio to witness Jack bringing home gold, said: "We have got to remember Jack, his achievements are absolutely massive. We have got to get behind him to give him the recognition he deserves … [Read more...] about Campaign growing to name new Ripon swimming pool after Olympic gold medallist Jack Laugher