Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Independent School Medallists at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics 2020 (Summer 2021)

Independent Schools continue to make a significant (disproportionate) contribution to British Sport - this is something that we should celebrate. 

The final statistics:

  • 53 women won medals for TeamGB (4 won 2 medals), 20 of whom were educated in independent schools (38%)
  • 55 men won medals for TeamGB (6 won 2 medals, 2 won 3 medals and 1 won 4 medals), 17 of whom were educated in independent schools (25%)
  • Overall, 108 competitors won medals for TeamGB, 37 of whom were educated at UK Independent schools (34%)
(school data not available for Equestrian Eventing Team)

Congratulations to the following former pupils of Independent Schools who won medals at the Olympic Games in Tokyo:

Team GB Gold Medals 

  • Cycling
    • Katie Archibald (Glasgow Academy) Madison
  • Diving 
    • Tom Daley (Plymouth College) Synchronised 10m Platform 
  • Modern Pentathlon
    • Kate French (Cobham Hall) Individual
    • Joe Choong (Whitgift) Individual
  • Sailing
    • Hannah Mills (Howell's Llanduff) 470
    • Eilidh McIntyre (Mayville High School Southsea) 470
  • Swimming 
    • Freya Anderson (Ellesmere College) 4x100m Mixed Medley Relay 
    • James Guy (Millfield) 4x200m Freestyle Relay 
    • James Guy (Millfield) 4x100m Mixed Medley Relay 
    • Calum Jarvis (Plymouth College) 4x200m Freestyle Relay 
    • Duncan Scott (Strathallan) 4x200m Freestyle Relay 
  • Triathlon 
    • Jonathan Brownlee (Bradford Grammar) Mixed Triathlon Relay 

Team GB Silver Medals 

  • Cycling
    • Katie Archibald (Glasgow Academy) Team Pursuit
  • Rowing 
    • Harry Leask (George Heriots) Quadruple Sculls 
    • Harry Leask (RGS Guildford) Quadruple Sculls 
  • Sailing 
    • Anna Burnet (Lomond) 
  • Swimming 
    • Duncan Scott (Strathallan) 200m Freestyle 
    • Duncan Scott (Strathallan) 200m Individual Medley 
    • Duncan Scott (Strathallan) 4x100m Medley Relay 
    • James Guy (Millfield) 4x100m Medley Relay 

Team GB Bronze Medals 

  • Athletics
    • Imani-Lara Lansiquot (Trinity Croydon) 4x100m Relay
    • Josh Kerr (George Watsons) 1500m
  • Diving 
    • Tom Daley (Plymouth College) 10m Platform 
  • Equestrian 
    • Karl Hester (Elizabeth College, Guernsey) Team Dressage 
  • Gymnastics
    • Amelie Morgan (Wolsey Hall, Oxford) Artistic Team
  • Hockey
    • Grace Balsdon (Kent College)
    • Maddie Hinch (King's, Taunton) 
    • Sarah Jones (Howells Llanduff)
    • Shona McCallin (Repton)
    • Hannah Martin (Ipswich School)
    • Lily Owsley (Clifton College) 
    • Izzy Petter (Cranleigh)
    • Ellie Ryer (Claire's Court)
    • Anna Toman (St Gabriel's Newbury)
    • Susannah Townsend (Sutton Valence)
    • Leah Wilkinson (Repton)
  • Shooting 
    • Matthew Coward-Holley (Felsted) Trap Shooting 
  • Rowing 
    • Thomas George (Radley) Men's Eight 
    • Charles Elwes (Radley) Men's Eight 
    • Oliver Wynne-Griffith (Radley) Men's Eight 
    • James Rudkin (Stowe) Men's Eight 
    • Thomas Ford (Grange School) Men's Eight 
    • Henry Fieldman (Latymer Upper) Men's Eight 
  • Sailing 
    • Emma Wilson (Bournemouth Collegiate) RS:X Windsurfing 

Medallists competing for other nations who were educated at UK Independent Schools: 

Gold Medals 

  • Triathlon 
    • Flora Duffy - Bermuda (Mount Kelly - then Kelly College) 

Bronze Medals 

  • Swimming 
    • Frederico Burdisso - Italy (Mount Kelly) 200m Butterfly 
    • Frederico Burdisso - Italy (Mount Kelly) 4x100m Medley Relay 

Medallists at the Paralympic Games who were educated at UK Independent Schools: 

Gold Medals 

  • Rowing
    • Oli Stanhope - GB (Hampton) PR3 Mixed 4+
  • Swimming 
    • Ellen Keane - Ireland (Mount Kelly) SB8 100m Breaststroke
    • Hannah Russell - GB (Mount Kelly) S12 100m Backstroke
  • Triathlon
    • Lauren Steadman - GB (Mount Kelly- then Kelly College) PTS5 Individual

Silver Medals 

  • Athletics
    • Kare Adenegan - GB (Bablake and King Henry VIII School) T34 100m
  • Wheelchair Fencing
    • Dimitri Coutya - GB (St Benedict's) - Team Foil
    • Oliver Lam-Watson - GB (Dulwich College) - Team Foil 

Bronze Medals 

  • Wheelchair Fencing
    • Dimitri Coutya - GB (St Benedict's) - Individual Épée
    • Dimitri Coutya - GB (St Benedict's) - Individual Foil
    • Dimitri Coutya - GB (St Benedict's) - Team Épée
    • Oliver Lam-Watson - GB (Dulwich College) - Team Épée
  • Swimming 
    • Toni Shaw - GB (Albyn School) 400m Freestyle S9 
  • Triathlon 
    • Claire Cashmore - GB (Mount Kelly- then Kelly College) PTS5 Individual 
Please contact me if you spot any errors or omissions. Many thanks 

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