SportsAid athletes won 20 gold, 15 silver and 11 bronze medals in Rio as Team GB delivered the country’s most successful Olympic Games in 108 years. The 46 podium finishes claimed by former beneficiaries of the charity came across 17 different sports. Track cycling was the best performing individual sport for SportsAid alumni with seven medals.
Great Britain middle-distance and cross country runner Sabrina Sinha is supported by SportsAid. She recently captained the British Athletics team at the European Youth Championships (Under-18s) in Georgia. She has written a blog for SportsAid about her highlights from the Olympic Games.
Great Britain’s women’s hockey team emerged victorious from a dramatic penalty shoot-out against the Netherlands yesterday (19 August) to win the country’s first Olympic gold in the sport. The hockey success came before silver in the taekwondo for Lutalo Muhammad and bronze for the women’s 4x100m relay team.