Congratulations to all of Our Sheffield Uni Olympians
Jessica Ennis – Team GB Athletics
Jessica Ennis was crowned Olympic heptathlon champion in front of an adoring home crowd, as a new British record carried her to gold.
Most of the world knows by now that Jessica won the heptathlon gold medal. The University of Sheffield, the city of Sheffield and the whole country is extremely proud of her achievements.
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The University alumna and Sheffield born heptathlete Jessica Ennis studied Psychology at the University of Sheffield between 2004-2007 and received the Chancellors Medal in 2008. After her gold medal winning performance at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, Jess was awarded with an Honorary Doctorate. In addition to winning the gold medal in heptathlon at the 2010 European Championships in Barcelona, Jessica also became the patron of the Sport Sheffield Elite Sport Performance Scholarships scheme.
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Zara Dampney – Team GB Womens Beach Volleyball
Zara and her GB partner Shauna Mullin captivated the crowds as Beach Volleyball came to London. It is the first time a British pair have featured in an Olympic tournament since the event made its debut at the 1996 Games in Atlanta. The pair have competed together since 2009 and have been allocated GB's host nation spot for the event. They are ranked 37th in the world and finished second at the Continental Cup tournament in Ukraine last June.
Zara was born and bred on the south-coast of England in Dorset. Whilst always being a sporty student she excelled at indoor volleyball and has been playing indoor and beach volleyball for Great Britain since 2002.
She left school and home to pursue her studies and wished to study Law at the University of Sheffield. She continued to juggle volleyball and her degree. During the time of her degree the London 2012 Olympics were announced and her desire to represent Great Britain in her home country for volleyball was immense.
The GB team had a second chance to progress to the last 16 after finishing third in Group F, having lost to Russian duo Evgeniya Ukolova and Ekaterina Khomyakova earlier in the day.
But their 'lucky losers' game ended in a straight sets defeat by Austrian sisters Stefanie and Doris Schwaiger.
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GB lost against Italy - Click here
GB Beat Canada - Click here
Dan Hunter Kieran O Malley Dame Bakre Team GB – Mens Volleyball
After a largely self-funded four year journey to London, it was a hard battle for the GB Mens volleyball squad, unfortunately they did not make it through their group matches but they put their heart and soul into playing for Team GB
Some of the matches featured below:
GB v Poland - Click here
GB v Australia - Click here
GB v Bulgaria - Click here
Annie Last – Team GB Cycling – Mountainbiking
Annie has deferred her Medical degree at Sheffield University – however we followed her like one of our own!
The 21-year-old from Great Longstone, near Bakewell finished 8th in her Olympic debut – now planning her route to gold @ the Rio Olympics 2016
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Competing for Malawi 400M
Heat 5 - came 37 th 54.20 3rd Aug and achieved a NEW National Record – Congratulations!
England based Malawian athlete Ambwene Simukonda has offered Olympic hope to the country after reducing her time in the 400m. Ambwene came to Sheffield University to study for a Law degree in 2005.
Team GB Overall results v targets can be seen in the following table
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Posted: 14/08/2012 10:56:51 by