BBC Sport paralympics2008ifs

---------------
CHOOSE A SPORT
RELATED BBC SITES
Page last updated at 10:33 GMT, Tuesday, 8 April 2008 11:33 UK

Britain name Beijing sailing team

Paralympic sailor Helena Lucas. Pic: Dan Nerney/Rolex
Helena Lucas will be among those chasing gold in Beijing

Six disabled sailors have been named as part of the Paralympics GB team for the 2008 games in Beijing.

The six are Alexandra Rickham (Epsom, Surrey) and Niki Birrell (Knutsford, Cheshire) in the SKUD-18 class - an inaugural competition.

John Robertson (Sunderland), Hannah Stodel (West Mersea, Essex) and Stephen Thomas (Bridgend, South Wales) make up the British Sonar crew.

While Helena Lucas (Southampton) will be in 2.4m R one-person keelboat.

Paralympics GB chief executive Phil Lane, said: "It is fantastic to be able to name the British sailing squad for the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

"To be selected for a Paralympic Games is the pinnacle of an athlete's career and an achievement that these athletes should be proud of.

They represent Great Britain's strongest chance of success in Qingdao in 2008

Stephen Park

"We wish them the best of luck over the next few months as they put in their final preparations for the Games."

Sailing team manager Stephen Park added: "We're pleased that the RYA's nominated sailors have been accepted as part of ParalympicsGB for the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

"These six sailors, although a mix of youth and experience when it comes to the Paralympic Games itself, are all proven performers at elite disabled sailing events on the world stage.

"They represent Great Britain's strongest chance of success in Qingdao in 2008 while at the same time building towards a successful home Games at Weymouth and Portland in 2012."



see also
GB Paralympic team for Beijing
08 Apr 08 |  Disability sport


related bbc links:

related internet links:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.