The compelling story of how these four talented women became Olympic Bronze and World Championship Silver Medallists is truly remarkable. Dina had carried Jess Ennis-Hill’s kit bag back in 2012 on Super Saturday and only came back from a broken foot in February this year. Desiree was selected to light the Olympic torch in London by Daley Thompson and Asha recovered from a near career-ending cruciate ligament injury in gymnastics in 2007 which prevented her from sprinting for almost four years.
All four girls possess huge amounts of talent and charisma and have won plenty of individual honours, but where they really excel is as a team. Whilst their Bronze Medal at Rio might have taken a few people by surprise, their Silver at the World Championships 2017 was fully deserved. Since then, this young quartet with an average age of only 22, have gone from strength to strength and there is a genuine belief that a Gold Medal in Tokyo is now well and truly in their sights.
With a line-up unlikely to change and the added benefit that they are all English, 2018 provides a remarkable opportunity for glory with the Europeans and Commonwealths both upcoming. This will have the undoubted impact of making them household names and thereby creating even more momentum in their quest for Gold.
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- How they came to together as a four
- Different personalities, ages, & backgrounds and having to jell as a team in a short space of time
- Being competitive against each other individually but coming together to form an incredible partnership as a winning team
- Overcoming hardship and injury, setbacks and tribulations & keeping their place in the squad
- Competing on home turf in London under enormous pressure of a home crowd
- Being one of the youngest squads in British history to have achieved an Olympic Bronze and now World Champs silver- so dealing with expectations going forward
- High performance athletes- everything from nutrition, bad habits, training regimes (the hours put in!), the races (and how they always go wrong but that’s almost never noticed)
- Having fun!