News archive from 15 February 2011, page 16

Olympics: Helen Jenkins on the triathlon at London 2012

Olympics: Helen Jenkins on the triathlon at London 2012

Women's event Age 26 Born Elgin Honours 2006 British champion; third in the grand final of the world championship Series in Australia in 2009; won the 2009 London event "I quite often imagine Hyde Park when I'm running. It's always in my mind...

Guardian, 08:25 in Sport
 
Olympics: Andy Murray on tennis at London 2012

Olympics: Andy Murray on tennis at London 2012

Men's singles and mixed doubles Age 23 Born Dunblane Honours Ranked No5 in the world; 2004 US Open boys' title; 16 career singles titles and one doubles title "I'll play mixed [at the Olympics] for sure. I'd definitely play if Laura [Robson]'s...

Guardian, 08:25 in Sport
 
Olympics: Tony Grisman on taekwondo at London 2012

Olympics: Tony Grisman on taekwondo at London 2012

Men's 68kg Age 25 Born Mansfield Honours Gold at the Commonwealth championships in 2006; British Open 2008 and 2010; British national champion 2009 "I always wanted to get on the British team and now all my focus is on making the Olympics –...

Guardian, 08:25 in Sport
 
Olympics: Darius Knight on table tennis at London 2012

Olympics: Darius Knight on table tennis at London 2012

Men's singles and team Age 20 Born Battersea Honours Gold doubles and silver singles medals at the 2008 world junior championships; three-times under 21 national champion; team silver medallist at the 2010 Commonwealth Games "Table tennis...

Guardian, 08:26 in Sport
 
Olympics: Anya Tarasiuk on synchronised swimming at London 2012

Olympics: Anya Tarasiuk on synchronised swimming at London 2012

Team event Age 17 Born Bristol Honours Sixth at the 2010 European Championships; ninth at 2010 World Cup "When London won the Olympic bid in 2005 a light was turned on in my head that showed me a path towards achieving my dream - to compete in...

Guardian, 08:26 in Sport
 
Olympics: Charlotte Kerwood on shooting at London 2012

Olympics: Charlotte Kerwood on shooting at London 2012

Individual and team Age 25 Born Cuckfield Honours Gold in the double trap at 2002 European championships; golds at 2002 and 2006 Commonwealth Games "The excitement is building as I work increasingly hard to ensure I am representing Great...

Guardian, 08:26 in Sport
 
Olympics: Rebbeca Adlington on swimming at London 2012

Olympics: Rebbeca Adlington on swimming at London 2012

400m and 800m freestyle Age 21 Born Mansfield Honours Double gold medallist at Beijing; a gold and a bronze medal at the 2010 European championships; double gold medallist at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi "I know there will be pressure...

Guardian, 08:26 in Sport
 
Olympics: Lucy Macgregor on sailing at London 2012

Olympics: Lucy Macgregor on sailing at London 2012

Women's Match Race Age 24 Born Poole Honours Third at the world championships in Cascais, Portugal, in 2007; 2009 winner of the Delta Lloyd Regatta; No1-ranked in women's match racing class; winner of the women's match racing world championships in...

Guardian, 08:26 in Sport
 
Olympics: Katherine Grainger on rowing at London 2012

Olympics: Katherine Grainger on rowing at London 2012

Single sculls Age 35 Born Glasgow Honours Olympic silver medals in 2000, 2004 and 2008; four-times world champion; awarded MBE in 2006 "All of these things bring it home to us that the Games are just around the corner. We have a really strong...

Guardian, 08:26 in Sport
 
Olympics: Heather Fell on the modern pentathlon at London 2012

Olympics: Heather Fell on the modern pentathlon at London 2012

Women's event Age 27 Born Tavistock Honours World junior champion; silver European championship 2007; silver at 2008 Olympic Games "Winning silver in Beijing does not do much in terms of my confidence in making the podium in 2012 because the...

Guardian, 08:27 in Sport
 
Olympics: Euan Burton on judo at London 2012

Olympics: Euan Burton on judo at London 2012

Men's 81kg Age 31 Born Ascot Honours Bronze, 2005, 2007, 2010 European championships; bronze 2007, 2010 world championships "In Beijing I got in and around the medal matches but finished seventh so I'm hoping to go that bit further in London....

Guardian, 08:27 in Sport
 
Olympics: Barry Middleton on hockey at London 2012

Olympics: Barry Middleton on hockey at London 2012

Men's hockey Age 26 Born Doncaster Club Gazellen-Combinatie, Netherlands Honours 74 GB caps; gold at 2009 European championships "The excitement for London 2012 is really starting to build now. I think, particularly in the weeks leading up to...

Guardian, 08:27 in Sport
 
Olympics: Bobby White on handball at London 2012

Olympics: Bobby White on handball at London 2012

Men's handball Age 27 Born Northampton Club Kydon, Greece Honours 24 GB caps (as goalkeeper) "To play in front of a home crowd with a stadium full of people cheering behind you would be the realisation of a dream. We've been training abroad and...

Guardian, 08:27 in Sport
 
Olympics: Louis Smith on gymnastics at London 2012

Olympics: Louis Smith on gymnastics at London 2012

Gymnast Age 21 Born Peterborough Honours Olympic bronze medallist; twice junior European pommel champion; 2007 European bronze medal in the pommel "There is always going to be big expectation and pressure of performing in London but ultimately...

Guardian, 08:27 in Sport
 
Olympics: Myroslav Dykun on greco-roman wrestling at London 2012

Olympics: Myroslav Dykun on greco-roman wrestling at London 2012

Men's 66kg Age 28 Born Ukraine Honours Gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games "I dreamed and dreamed when I was young to be at an Olympic games – sometimes I find myself stopping and catching my breath as my dream could soon be a reality....

Guardian, 08:27 in Sport
 


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