UK Sport and EIS launch talent ID campaign #DiscoverYourGold

UK Sport and the English Institute of Sport (EIS) have launched a new campaign #DiscoverYour Gold. It is the biggest multi-sport talent identification campaign in British history, #DiscoverYour Gold, aims to identify talented young athletes who have the potential to become future champions.

Over 20 sports are involved in #DiscoverYour Gold, a partnership between UK Sport, the English Institute of Sport (EIS), and a range of National Governing Bodies, targeting 15-24 year olds to be fast-tracked into the exciting world of high performance sport.

There are numerous para sports recruiting for new athletes including Para-Athletics, Para-Swimming, Para-Cycling, Disability shooting, Para-Rowing, Para-Canoe, Powerlifting, Para-Archery, Visually Impaired Judo, Para-Triathlon, Disability Table Tennis, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Rugby, Wheelchair Tennis, Boccia and Para-Taekwondo. #DiscoverYourParaPotential

If you believe you have got what it takes and want to find out more, visit the UK Sport website

CP Sport offers a wide variety of opportunities and pathways for all levels including potential future champions. For a full list of our events and sports opportunities please visit our events page here

 

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CP Sport Ambassadors selected for Rio 2016!

It was announced today that these CP Sport Ambassadors have been selected for Rio 2016. Congratulations!

Graeme Ballard

In May 2012, Graeme became the world record holder in the T36 100m, securing a time of 11.98 at the Paralympic World Cup in Manchester. At London 2012, his third Games, Graeme won silver in this event, adding to the bronze medal that he won in the T36 200m in Athens.  Graeme most recently won a silver medal at the IPC Athletics European Championships in June 2016 in Italy.

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Stephen Miller MBE

Stephen has  represented Great Britain for 20 years, competing in 5 Paralympic Games, 6 World Championships and 4 European Championships – so far winning 26 international medals. He has won 3 Paralympic titles in a row and held the F32 Club Throw world record from 1997-2008 and more recently he has just won a bronze medal at the IPC European Championships in Italy in June 2016 and was honoured in the New Years Honours List by Her Majesty the Queen with an MBE.

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Sam Ruddock

Since the 2013-2014 season, he has switched events, competing at the 2013 IPC World Championships in Lyon as a sprinter and the 2014 IPC European Championships in Swansea as a shot putter. He chose to switch from track to field to further his development in the lead up to the 2016 Paralympic Games and beyond towards Tokyo 2020.

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More about our ambassadors can be read here

 

They are amongst  41 athletes added to the line-up for track and field in Rio as a number of Paralympic, World and European medallists were selected today. Read more here