Bucks Sporting Stars Representing us in Tokyo from 23rd July - 8th August 2021.
Here is a selection of athletes currently competing in Tokyo, who have a link to Buckinghamshire.
Liam Ansell - Hockey
Liam plays club hockey in the Men's England Hockey League Premier Division for Wimbledon.
He has also played for High Wycombe, East Grinstead, Surbiton, Den Bosch, Sheffield Hallam and Richmond
Kieran Bird - Swimming
Kieran is a former member of Bicester Blue Fins and attended the Cooper School in the north Oxfordshire town. He was a member of the Wycombe District Swimming Club.
Jennifer Gadirova - Gymnastics
At just 16 years old, Jennifer Gadirova and her twin sister Jessica who belong to the Aylesbury Gymnastics Academy.
Jessica Gadirova - Gymnastics
At just 16 years old, Jessica Gadirova has won gold in the floor event at the European Gymnastics Championships. The home grown talent is part of the Aylesbury Gymnastics Academy.
Rory Gibbs - Rowing
Rory is a British rower who lives in Marlow. He took up rowing after regularly picking up injuries playing rugby.
Ben Harris - Rugby Sevens
Ben is an English rugby union player for Wasps in the Aviva Premiership. He started playing rugby at the age of 13 for Royal Grammar School High Wycombe and went on to make his club debut for Maidenhead RFC at 14.
Josie Knight - Cycling
Josie was born near Aylesbury but moved to Dingle, Co Kerry, when she was very young.
She switched her allegiance from Ireland to Great Britain in 2018.
Morgan Lake - Athletics
Morgan is a British track and field athlete, specialising in heptathlon and the high jump. A six-time British champion by the age of 24. She was born in Milton keynes.
Helena Rowland - Rugby Sevens
Helena began her rugby career at Aylesbury RFC, aged six, going on to play for Tring and Bicester RFC.
Liam Sanford - Hockey
Liam is an English field hockey player who plays as a defender for Old Georgians and the England and Great Britain national teams. He also plays hockey for the RAF and began playing hockey for Wycombe Hockey Club.
Sean Vendy - Badminton
Sean, who was born in Kirkwall, Scotland, first hit a shuttle at the age of five, before moving to Milton Keynes two years later and he went on to represent England by the age of 19.
Ellen White - Football
Ellen attended The Grange School, Aylesbury. Her father, Jon, ran a soccer academy called 'Mini Dux' in Aylesbury, where she played football as a child. She then played football for Aylesbury Town before being spotted by Arsenal scouts at the age of eight. She made her England debut in 2010.
Leah Williamson - Football
Leah was born a stone's throw from MK Dons' stadium, her dream was to become an Olympian. She is an English women's football player who currently plays for Arsenal of the FA WSL and the England national team.
Gemma Collis-McCann - Wheelchair Fencing
Gemma is a British paralympic wheelchair fencer who competed in the Paralympics in 2012 and 2016. She is vice-chair of the IWAS International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation's Wheelchair Fencing Athletes' Council.
(if we have missed anyone out please let us know)
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