Ashlee Nelson is one of Staffordshire's hopes for a medal at the 2012 Olympics
Event: Athletics - Sprinting
Alex Nelson from Birches Head in Stoke on Trent is one of Britain's best sprint medal hopes for the 2010 Olympics.
He qualified for the Beijing Olympics but missed out on running in the 200 metres and the relay after picking up a hamstring injury in training.
He has a personal best of 10.31 in 100 metres and 20.49 in 200 metres, and is no stranger to winning having claimed three gold medals in 2007 at the European U20 Championships and two AAA Championships, all in the 200m.
Alex's athletic inspirations are Maurice Greene and his younger sister Ashlee who is also competing in Beijing 2008.
2010 update: Recently signed 5-year sponsorship deal with local businessman Mo Chaudry. Torn ligament in his knee and missed most of last year.
Beth rowed as part of the Team GB women's eight at the 2008 Beijing Olympic games and finished 5th.
In 2009 she has shown her sculling prowess through Trials, making the A Final at the GB Rowing Senior Trials in April, and took part in the 2009 World Championships in Poznan
Beth started rowing in 1995 and had quite a meteoric rise to the top as she represented Great Britain as a junior in the World Junior Championships in 1999 winning bronze in the coxless fours.
She's a former World U23 Champion who has also represented Britain in the 2007 and 2008 World Cup series.
2010 update: Beth raced in the women's quadruple scull, winning gold in Bled, silver in Munich and gold in Lucerne in the 2010 World Cup Series.
Event: Rowing - Eights
Matthew was part of the men's eight that won the silver medal at the Olympics in Beijing 2008. Along with his teammates he was clearly dissatisfied finishing second - they felt they should have had gold!
Twelve months later Matthew was winning gold at the World Championships in Poznan, in the men's fours, and is confident of repeating that success in London 2012.
Matthew was born in Crewe and learnt his trade at the Northwich Rowing Club, he now lives in Henley on Thames.
He is a World Junior Single Champion and represented Great Britain at the Athens Olympics in 2004. He began competitive team rowing in 2007.
2010 update: Competed in men's fours World Vup 2010. Won 2 golds (Bled and Lucerne) and a bronze (Munich).
Jessica Sylvester made her Olympic debut at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games where she represented Team GB in the 4x100m freestyle relay. They finished in seventh place.
At the British Championships 2009 she won a bronze medal in the 100 metres butterfly, an event in which she still holds a number of records.
Jess was also involved in helping Great Britain reach the finals of the European Championships in 2006 but was unfortunate not to make the final team.
Her best ever results are 4th in the 100m freestyle and 5th in the 50m butterfly at the British Championships in Sheffield in 2008.
Jessica was not always a swimmer, during her school years at Westwood High in Leek she was interested in football and cricket.
She went on to represent Staffordshire at Football and also played Cricket in a boys side.
2010 update: Won silver in 4x100 Freestyle in Budapest, Hungary.
Charlotte was the youngest member of the 2008 Team GB hockey squad. At the tender age of 17 she is also one of the youngest players to ever play hockey for Great Britain.
She was used mostly as a substitute in the Beijing Olympics, though she was selected in the starting line-up against Japan. Team GB failed to get among the medals.
Charlotte was born and lives in Wolverhampton but plays and trains in Staffordshire. The Cannock player took to hockey after seeing her dad playing the sport.
She has yet to make a senior appearance for England but on her Great Britain debut she scored in a 3-0 victory against Argentina.
In 2007 she won a Gold Medal with Great Britain at the Australian Olympic Youth Festival in which Charlotte scored against the host nation in the final to complete a 4-2 victory.
2010 update: Won bronze in Champions Trophy 2010 in Nottingham.
Emma Jackson - 800m
21 years old from Trent Vale. Represented Team GB at U23 level.
Won a silver medal in the World Junior Games - recording a personal best 2:01:95.
Finished 5th in U23 European Championships last year. Three golds in the AAA Championships.
Currently ranked 4th in UK - recorded new PB on 14 August 2010 at Aviva London Grand Prix - 2:00:08.
Rachael Kelly - Swimming, Butterfly
16 Years old from near Market Drayton. Ranked 4th in the UK.
Trains at Jubilee Pool, Newcastle-under-Lyme.
Won 1 gold (100m Butterfly), 2 silver (200m Butterfly, 4x100 Relay) at the European Juinior Swimming Championships in Helsinki July 2010.
Currently competing in World Junior Olympics in Singapore.
Had knee reconstruction in July 2009, began swimming again November 2009.
Competes in 50m/100m/200m/ Butterfly and Relay.
Starts A-levels in September in Wolverhampton so she can train at the Royal Wolverhampton Swimming Club.
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