SportsAid helps the next generation of British sports stars by giving them financial support and recognition during the critical early stages of their careers.
The IAAF World Championships in London have finally arrived! 10 days of action will get underway this evening (4 August) as Great Britain look to recreate the track and field success enjoyed at the London 2012 Olympic Games. SportsAid will have a strong presence at the Championships with 46 members of the 86-strong team, including Mo Farah, Dina Asher-Smith and Eilidh Doyle, having received help from the charity.
Olympic gold and bronze medallist Greg Rutherford MBE has shown his support for the next generation of British athletes by signing up to become an official ambassador of SportsAid Week 2017. Long-jump legend Greg, who has unfortunately had to withdraw from the London 2017 IAAF World Championships next month due to injury, joins Ellie Simmonds OBE and Lutalo Muhammad MBE in giving his backing to this year’s initiative.
Shannon Hylton sent her twin sister Cheriece and close friend Dina Asher-Smith (and probably many more!) into tears after she stormed to the 200m title at the British Athletics Team Trials earlier this month. The stunning victory, in which she equalled her lifetime best of 22.94 seconds, saw her guarantee her place on the start line at the forthcoming London 2017 IAAF World Championships as she was crowned British champion.
SportsAid's support meant so much to me and I’ll always be very grateful for what they’ve done.
Victoria PendletonSportsAid alumna
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