Fourth Olympics for Fox-Pitt
14 Jun 2012
SportsAid alumnus William Fox-Pitt will be competing at the fourth Olympic Games of his career this summer following his selection for Team GB by the British Olympic Association on June 14.
“It is fantastic to now know the squad as the Olympics are only six weeks away,” he said. “A very scary thought.
“It is also a real boost to be a part of such a strong team, made up of Mary King, Piggy French, Tina Cook and Zara Phillips.
“We have got team training next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to look forward to when things will really begin to kick off.
The announcement takes the number of athletes in Team GB who have had SportsAid’s support to 151 out of the 248 confirmed so far.
William’s SportsAid Award was made back in 1993, three years before his first appearance at the Olympics when he came fifth in the team eventing competition in Atlanta. In Beijing in 2008 he won a bronze medal in the same event.
Photo: William Fox-Pitt during the cross country competition at the London 2012 Test Event in Greenwich Park in 2011 (Action Images)
As SportsAid’s patron, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge is helping to shine a light on the achievements and potential of young athletes throughout the UK – an inspiring generation who one day hope to represent the nation at the Olympic or Paralympic Games. SportsAid alumnus Sir Chris Hoy welcomed the patronage by saying, “SportsAid played an important role when I was starting out so I know what a huge boost this will be to the young sportsmen and women the charity helps today. As patron Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge will give them the profile they deserve.”