2016 was a fantastic year for British athletes, particularly with so much success at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio. Great Britain closed the Rio Paralympics in September with 64 gold medals, the most by a British team since 1988. They surpassed their London 2012 medal tally of 120 in Rio and finished with 147, second in the medal table behind China.
A number of Great Britain’s gold medallists from the Paralympic Games last year have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours, as well as several of the supporting team.
We are extremely proud to see Cerebral Palsy Sport supporters and former event participants recognised with an Honour, including, Sascha Kindred (CBE), Matt Wylie (MBE), Sophie Hahn (MBE) and Kadeena Cox (MBE).
Swimmer Sascha Kindred CBE, visiting a CP Sport event before winning his seventh gold medal at his final Paralympics games.
ParalympicsGB’s Chef de Mission Penny Briscoe, who led the ParalympicsGB team in Rio, receives an OBE, while Tim Reddish, BPA Chairman, receives a CBE and Tim Hollingsworth, BPA Chief Executive, an OBE.
Congratulations to all of those who have received an Honour.
Full list of ParalympicsGB team members recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours:
Lee Pearson – Knighthood
Sophie Christiansen – CBE
Sasha Kindred – CBE
Tim Reddish – CBE
Penny Briscoe – OBE
Jody Cundy – OBE
Anne Dunham – OBE
Tim Hollingsworth – OBE
The following have all been awarded MBEs:
Libby Clegg and guide Chris Clarke
Jonathan Norfolk (Head Coach British Para-Cycling)