Dame Laura Kenny
Jonnie Peacock MBE
Nicola Adams OBE
One of the stars of the London 2012 Olympic Games, Nicola Adams OBE made history as the first ever woman to win a boxing gold medal. Boxing since the age of 12, she quickly became English champion, defending her title on three occasions. Since taking gold at Rio she became Team GB’s first boxer to defend an Olympic title since 1924.
Jonnie Peacock MBE became one of the stars of the London 2012 Paralympics by taking gold in the T44 100m competition as the youngest athlete in a final. Jonnie contracted meningitis at an early age and fourteen years after an amputation, Jonnie took on his first international race in the Paralympic World Cup and a month later he was the world record holder.
Dame Laura Kenny is an Olympic record holder, becoming Britain’s most successful woman Olympian after winning her fifth gold and sixth Olympic medal in the women’s madison during the 2020 Tokyo Games. Laura entered the sport after being born with a collapsed lung and asthma and a young Laura was advised to get involved in sport to help her breathing problems.