Rio golden girl en­ter­tains din­ers

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport -

Rio Olympic gold medal­list Han­nah Macleod was the guest speaker at the lat­est Peter­bor­ough Sport­sAid Foun­da­tion lunch at the Hol­i­day Inn West Ho­tel at Thorpe Wood.

Macleod was a mem­ber of the Team GB women’s hockey team that struck gold last month in Brazil and she gave a mo­ti­va­tional speech de­tail­ing the in­tense prepa­ra­tion and men­tal ap­proach of the squad as they took charge of the tour­na­ment.

Mac leod made her in­ter na- tional de­but in 2003 and was a mem­ber of the Great Bri­tain team that won the bronze medal at the 2012 Lon­don Olympics.

Both of her Olympic medals were on dis­play dur­ing the lunch.

Iain Crighton, chair­man of the Peter­bor­ough Sport­sAid Foun­da­tion, said: “I was par­tic­u­larly im­pressed by the com­mit­ment of Han­nah to her cho­sen sport and the way she en­deared her­self to an en­thu­si­as­tic au­di­ence.

“Win­ning a gold medal at the Rio Olympics must have been a truly mov­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.”

The lat­est re­cip­i­ent of a Sports Aid grant was kick- box­ing tal­ent Jaden Har­ris, who is a Bri­tish and Euro­pean cham­pion and won five gold medals at the World Cham­pi­onships in Por­tu­gal last Novem­ber. She re­turns next month to de­fend those ti­tles.

The­lat­est Sport­sAid lunch was sup­ported by D al rod Limited, the spe­cial­ist drainage com­pany based in Peter­bor­ough.

Pic­tured at the Peter­bor­ough Sport­sAid lunch are from the left, chair­man Iain Crighton, Jaden Har­ris, Han­nah Macleod and vice-chair­man Phil Elmer.

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