Rio 2016 roundup

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2016-08-01-1470024501-2875993-RioOlympicsThis article will be updated as we track progress of local interest stories linked to the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Scroll to the bottom, and work up for the full story!


Thursday 11th August – it’s a Silver for Grainger!

grainger in 2ilverBoom! Marlow Rowing Club member and local resident Katherine Grainger  today became Britain’s most decorated female Olympian by taking silver alongside Victoria Thornley in the double sculls. The pair were leading for much of the way, but just beaten due to a strong final section by the Polish crew. Video of the race is here . Also, as the Team GB website highlights, Katherine Grainger has become the first British female to medal at five successive Olympic Games!! A fantastic race, and achievement!

Sunday 6th August – Danson does it again!

alex danson scores Rio 2016Marlow resident Alex Danson scored a cracker of a goal in the first women’s hockey game for Team GB in Rio. The goal can be viewed at about 2:20 in this clip on the BBC:

Go Alex! Go Team GB!!



Fri 5th August

Ok, to kick things off – a quick summary of who we will b ekeeping track of:

Alex Danson – Womens Hockey. Alex lives in Marlow, and is a patron of Marlow sports club. Very experienced, and a prolific goal scorer!

Sam Ward  – Mens Hockey . Sam is a Marlow resident and does coaching at Marlow Hockey Club.

Katherine Grainger – Rowing – Katherine lives here and is a member of Marlow Rowing Club

Article author: Paul Merchant

About the author: Founded in its original version back in 2000 - yes the internet DID exist back then. Brought up in Marlow, went to school here, now has children at the same schools. Quite clearly loves all things Marlow - hence spending over 2 decades doing this!

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