Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Independent School Medallists at the Rio Olympics 2016

Independent Schools continue to make a significant contribution to British Sport (28% of Team GB for Rio 2016 come from Independent Schools) - this is something that we should celebrate. 
The final statistics in detail:
  • 62 women have won medals for Team GB (2 won two medals), 22 of whom were educated at a UK independent school – 35% 
  • 73 men have won medals for Team GB (1 won 3 medals, 5 won 2 medals), 20 of whom were educated at UK independent schools (2 won 2 medals) – 27% 
  • 135 competitors have won medals for Team GB, 42 of whom were educated at UK independent schools – 31% 
Congratulations to the following former pupils of Independent Schools who have won medals for Team GB at the Rio Games:

Gold Medals:
  • Cycling
    • Katie Archibald (Glasgow Academy) Team Pursuit (WR)
  • Equestrian
    • Nick Skelton (Bablake) Individual Showjumping
  • Hockey
    • Crista Cullen (Oakham) 
    • Alex Danson (Farnborough Hill) 
    • Maddie Hinch (King's, Taunton) 
    • Shona McCallin (Repton)
    • Lily Owsley (Clifton College) 
    • Sam Queck (Birkenhead High - then GSA)
    • Susannah Townsend (Sutton Valence) 
    • Georgie Twigg (Repton) 
    • Nicola White (Oldham Hulme Grammar)
  • Rowing
    • Helen Glover (Millfield) Coxless Pair 
    • Heather Stanning (Gordonstoun) Coxless Pair
    • Constantine Louloudis (Eton)  Coxless Four
    • George Nash (Winchester)  Coxless Four
    • Tom Ransley (King's Canterbury) Eight
    • William Satch (Shiplake) Eight
    • Andrew Triggs-Hodge (Belmont Grosvenor) Eight
    • Phelan Hill (Bedford) Eight
  • Sailing
    • Hannah Mills (Howell's, Llandaff) 470
  • Triathlon
    • Alistair Brownlee (Bradford Grammar)
Silver Medals
  • Canoeing
    • David Florence (Stewarts Melville) C2
  • Equestrian
    • Fiona Bigwood (Croydon High) Team Dressage
    • Karl Hester (Elizabeth College, Guernsey) Team Dressage
  • Rowing
    • Victoria Thornley (Rydal Penrhos) Double Sculls
    • Olivia Carnegie-Brown (Queen Anne's Caversham) Eight
    • Katie Greves (Headington) Eight
    • Frances Houghton (King's Canterbury) Eight
    • Polly Swann (George Heriot's) Eight
    • Zoe de Toledo (St Paul's) Eight
  • Rugby Sevens
    • Dan Bibby (Kirkham Grammar) 
    • Alex Davis (QEH Bristol) 
    • Ollie Lindsay Hague (Millfield) 
    • Tom Mitchell (Worth) 
    • James Rodwell (Berkhamsted)
    • Marcus Watson (St George's Weybridge) 
  • Swimming
    • James Guy (Millfield) 4x200m Freestyle Relay
    • Duncan Scott (Strathallan) 4x200m Freestyle Relay
    • James Guy (Millfield) 4x100m Medley Relay
    • Duncan Scott (Strathallan) 4x100m Medley Relay
  • Triathlon
    • Jonathan Brownlee (Bradford Grammar)
Bronze Medals
  • Athletics
    • Emily Diamond (Bristol Grammar) 4x400m Relay
  • Diving
    • Tom Daley (Plymouth College) Synchronised 10m Platform
  • Gymanastics
    • Amy Tinkler (Durham High) Floor [NB current pupil]

Looking Back to London 2012
My thanks to Georgina Belcher at the ISC for helping me with identifying the former schools of TeamGB.

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