Our Wiltshire Olympians go for gold

PARALYMPICS: Stephanie salutes impact of Games

Wiltshire Times: Stephanie Millward

10:00am Saturday 15th September 2012

Paralympic Games heroine Stephanie Millward thinks Great Britain’s exploits at London 2012 have bridged the gap between disabled and able-bodied athletes.

OLYMPIC GAMES: Ed accepts Bolt comparison

Wiltshire Times: Ed McKeever toasts his gold medal

4:48pm Sunday 12th August 2012

ED McKeever said he finally deserves comparisons with the fastest man in the world after winning gold in the 200m sprint kayak at Eton Dorney yesterday.

OLYMPICS: Games are all about the experience for Sophie

Wiltshire Times: Sophie Williams

9:00am Saturday 11th August 2012

WINSLEY Olympian Sophie Williams thinks she gained all the experience she needed to nurture her sabre career from her abrupt appearance at London 2012 last week.

OLYMPICS: Olympics not the Finish for Lucinda

Wiltshire Times: Lucinda Fredericks hopes to keep working with Flying Finish, the horse she competed on at London 2012.

12:00pm Friday 10th August 2012

LITTLE Cheverell-based Australian Olympian Lucinda Fredericks is plotting an even closer relationship with her ride Flying Finish after being impressed by his showing at London 2012 last week.

OLYMPICS: Games thrill for Francesca

Wiltshire Times: Francesca Fox (centre) and GB's rhythmic group perform at Wembley Arena today

5:23pm Thursday 9th August 2012

HILPERTON'S Francesca Fox admitted she was overwhelmed as Great Britain's team finally realised their dream of competing at the Olympic Games at Wembley Arena this afternoon.

OLYMPICS: Bronze boost after individual medal eludes Andrew

Wiltshire Times: Nicholson and Nereo complete the show jumping phase at Greenwich Park

MARLBOROUGH rider Andrew Nicholson admits that he was “gutted” to miss out on an individual eventing medal at London 2012 – but was more than happy to celebrate helping New Zealand secure team bronze.

OLYMPICS: Jonelle's joy at debut medal

Wiltshire Times: New Zealand (far right), including Mildenhall’s Jonelle Richards and Marlborough’s Andrew Nicholson, celebrate their bronze medals alongside gold medallists Germany and Great Britain (left), who won silver

4:30pm Thursday 2nd August 2012

MILDENHALL rider Jonelle Richards set her sights on future Olympic success with horse Flintstar after picking up a team bronze medal on her Games debut.

OLYMPIC GAMES: Pearce going for gold

Wiltshire Times: Pearce pleased with GB victory

11:28am Thursday 2nd August 2012

STUART Pearce saw his Great Britain side take a step closer to an Olympic medal by beating Uruguay last night but insists gold is the only colour he is planning for.

OLYMPIC GAMES: Golden girls defy the odds

Wiltshire Times: OLYMPIC ROWING: Stanning breaks the formula

8:12am Thursday 2nd August 2012

ACADEMICS have worked out that it takes 10,000 hours of training to make an Olympic champion – but they clearly haven't met Larkhill Army captain Heather Stanning and Helen Glover, who defy their proven formula with a much more simple to understand combination of dedication and determination.

OLYMPIC GAMES DAY FIVE: Pearce's men into Olympic quarter finals

11:22pm Wednesday 1st August 2012

TEAM GB boss Stuart Pearce saulted his side as they booked their place in the quarter finals of the Olympic men's football tournament with a 1-0 win at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium tonight.

OLYMPIC GAMES DAY FIVE: Williams' early exit in fencing

Wiltshire Times: Sophie Williams

2:30pm Wednesday 1st August 2012

WINSLEY'S Sophie Williams made an early exit in the women's sabre at the Olympic Games in London this afternoon.

OLYMPIC GAMES DAY FIVE: Stanning and Glover win Britain's first 2012 gold medal

Wiltshire Times: Heather Stanning (front) and Helen Glove celebrate after their victory

12:13pm Wednesday 1st August 2012

GREAT Britain celebrated their first gold medal of the London Olympic Games after Larkhill Army captain Heather Stanning  and Helen Glover stormed to victory in the final of the women's pair.

OLYMPIC GAMES DAY FIVE: Rowbotham's quad into final

Wiltshire Times: Steve Rowbotham (far left) in action during the first heat of the men's quadruple sculls on Saturday

11:45am Wednesday 1st August 2012

SWINDON-BORN Steve Rowbotham will be part of the first British quadruple scull to compete in an Olympic final after Great Britain came through their semi this morning.

OLYMPIC GAMES: Wiltshire riders toast eventing bronze

Wiltshire Times: Andrew Nicholson and Nereo (Picture by Al Crook)

8:31am Wednesday 1st August 2012

ANDREW Nicholson and Jonelle Richards picked up bronze medals for New Zealand yesterday in the Olympic team eventing in London and Nicholson went close to doubling his tally.

OLYMPIC GAMES: Sophie’s big day arrives

Wiltshire Times: Sophie Williams

9:00am Wednesday 1st August 2012

WINSLEY fencer Sophie Williams’ dream comes true on Wednesday when she represents Great Britain in the women’s individual sabre event at London 2012. The 22-year-old’s selection fore the Games, ahead of higher-ranked compatriots, caused controversy earlier this summer, but the Truro-based competitor is hoping to lay down a marker for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. “We’re all very aware that it’s fantastic to be selected but we’ve also got a job to do and we’re still focussed on that very much,” she said.

OLYMPIC GAMES DAY FIVE: Stanning hopes to start British gold rush

Wiltshire Times: Heather Stanning Photo: Intersport Images/GB Rowing Team

8:35am Wednesday 1st August 2012

LARKHILL army captain Heather Stanning and partner Helen Glover were carrying the hopes and expectations of a nation on their shoulders this morning as they went for gold in the Olympic final of the women's pair.

OLYMPIC GAMES DAY FOUR: Miley seventh in 200m IM final

Wiltshire Times: Hannah Miley in action

9:28pm Tuesday 31st July 2012

HANNAH Miley declared herself delighted with her London 2012 efforts after finishing seventh in tonight’s 200m individual medley final.

OLYMPIC GAMES DAY FOUR: Team bronze for Nicholson and Richards

Wiltshire Times: Marlborough's Andrew Nicholson

3:20pm Tuesday 31st July 2012

WILTSHIRE eventers Andrew Nicholson and Jonelle Richards clinched an Olympic medal today as New Zealand won team bronze at Greenwich Park.

OLYMPIC GAMES: Nicholson still frustrated by dressage 'handicap'

Wiltshire Times: Lucinda Fredericks and Flying Finish during yesterday's cross country at Greenwich Park

9:27am Tuesday 31st July 2012

ANDREW Nicholson was in no mood to forgive and forget after doing his level best to rescue his and New Zealand’s Olympic team eventing hopes yesterday.

OLYMPIC GAMES DAY THREE: Miley reaches second final

Wiltshire Times: Hannah Miley in action

9:40pm Monday 30th July 2012

SWINDON-BORN Hannah Miley stormed through to tomorrow’s Olympic Games 200m medley final after an impressive second place finish in her semi-final at the Aquatics Centre.

OLYMPIC GAMES DAY THREE: Nicholson in medal contention after eventing cross country

Wiltshire Times: Andrew Nicholson

7:00pm Monday 30th July 2012

MARLBOROUGH'S Andrew Nicholson remains in contention for an Olympic eventing medal after the conclusion of the cross country phase of the competition today.

OLYMPIC GAMES DAY THREE: Miley into 200m IM semi finals

Wiltshire Times: Hannah Miley in 200m IM action in the Aquatics Centre this morning

11:52am Monday 30th July 2012

SWINDON-BORN swimmer Hannah Miley qualified 10th-fastest for the semi-finals of the 200m individual medley at London Aquatics Centre this morning.

OLYMPIC GAMES: Turner hoping for second chance

Wiltshire Times: grant turner.jpg

11:01am Monday 30th July 2012

SWINDON swimmer Grant Turner’s Olympic dream may not be over just yet despite missing out on a place in the final of the 4x100m freestyle relay.


9:00am Monday 30th July 2012

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OLYMPIC GAMES: Pearce wary of rising pressure

Wiltshire Times: Stuart Pearce at Old Trafford last night

8:30am Monday 30th July 2012

STUART Pearce admitted the pressure on his Great Britain side would reach another level on Wednesday after watching them set-up a sudden death Olympic clash with Uruguay.

OLYMPIC GAMES DAY TWO: Australian start pleases Fredericks

9:36pm Sunday 29th July 2012

CLAYTON and Lucinda Fredericks expressed their satisfaction with both their team and individual positions as the Little Cheverell-based couple both claimed top 10 places as the dressage phases of the Olympic eventing concluded at Greenwich Park today.

OLYMPIC GAMES DAY TWO: Nicholson fuming over dressage hold-up

Wiltshire Times: Great Britain's Zara Phillips completes her dressage test today on High Kingdom

6:30pm Sunday 29th July 2012

WILTSHIRE rider Andrew Nicholson was left frustrated by a delay that he believes affected his dressage test at the Olympic eventing at Greenwich Park today.

OLYMPIC GAMES: Take it slow is Johnson’s tip

Wiltshire Times: Danny Talbot, pictured in his Team GB Olympic kit at Sunday's kitting-out ceremony in Loughborough

9:00am Sunday 29th July 2012

FOUR-TIME Olympic champion Michael Johnson believes Danny Talbot can experience the joy of seeing the Union Jack raised for him at London 2012 – but only if the relay squad hoist the white flag pre race.

OLYMPIC GAMES DAY TWO: Turner's team exit in relay heats

2:17pm Sunday 29th July 2012

SWINDON'S Grant Turner and his Great Britain 4x100m freestyle relay team missed out on a place in the final.

OLYMPIC GAMES DAY ONE: Miley fifth in individual medley final

12:40am Sunday 29th July 2012

SWINDON-BORN Hannah Miley was fifth in the 400m individual medley final at the London Aquatics Centre tonight.

OLYMPIC GAMES DAY ONE: Wiltshire eventer Hoy just outside medal positions after dressage start

Wiltshire Times: Andrew Hoy and Olympic horse Rutherglen (Picture by Al Crook)

4:10pm Saturday 28th July 2012

WILTSHIRE rider Andrew Hoy moved into fourth position in the closing stages of the opening day of dressage in the Olympic Games eventing at Greenwich Park today.

OLYMPIC GAMES DAY ONE: Rowbotham's crew qualify for semi finals

1:50pm Saturday 28th July 2012

SWINDON-BORN Steve Rowbotham and the men's quadruple scull finished second in their heat at Eton Dorney to qualify for the semi-finals.

OLYMPIC GAMES DAY ONE: Miley through to final

Wiltshire Times: Hannah Miley smiles after winning her 400m IM heat this morning

1:27pm Saturday 28th July 2012

SWINDON-BORN Hannah Miley cruised into the final of the 400m individual medley this morning after finishing sixth-fastest in heats.

OLYMPIC GAMES : Larkhill's Stanning through to final in record time

10:48am Saturday 28th July 2012

LARKHILL Army captain Heather Stanning is through to the Olympic final of the women's pair after coming through heats this morning.

OLYMPIC GAMES: Richards leads out Wiltshire riders in eventing dressage

Wiltshire Times: Great Britain's William Fox-Pitt and Lionheart trot out for the inspection at Greenwich Park today

6:01pm Friday 27th July 2012

NEW Zealander Jonelle Richards leads off Wiltshire's participants in the opening dressage phase of the 2012 Olympic eventing at Greenwich Park tomorrow.

OLYMPIC GAMES: Wiltshire horses pass Games inspection

Wiltshire Times: Great Britain's Zara Phillips with her horse High Kingdom before they take part in the horse Inspection today

3:29pm Friday 27th July 2012

WILTSHIRE'S eventing hopefuls passed the first horse inspection at Greenwich Park today, ahead of the start of the team and individual events tomorrow.

OLYMPIC GAMES: Better late than never

Wiltshire Times: Danny Talbot, pictured in his Team GB Olympic kit at Sunday's kitting-out ceremony in Loughborough

1:00pm Friday 27th July 2012

DANNY Talbot reckons his selection as part of Team GB’s 4x100m relay team proves that an all-conquering junior career isn’t a necessity for reaching the top of the sprinting world.

OLYMPIC GAMES: Champ Jason pays a visit

Wiltshire Times: Olympic gold medallist Jason Gardener with pupils at Kingdown School Callum McSheffrey, Morgan Patterson, Martyna Krawczynska, Paige Fellowes, Tina Ghele and Tom McFerren (Photo: Glenn Phillips)

12:30pm Friday 27th July 2012

FORMER Olympic champion Jason Gardener visited students at Kingdown School in Warminster on Friday to relate his inspirational story, as part of their Personal Best Day.

OLYMPIC GAMES: Fredericks Flying high with mount

Wiltshire Times: Lucinda Fredericks and Flying Finish

11:00am Friday 27th July 2012

LUCINDA Fredericks has heaped praise on her ride Flying Finish as she prepares to go for eventing glory at the Olympics this weekend.

OLYMPIC GAMES: Pearce takes positives from opening draw

Wiltshire Times: Stuart Pearce at Old Trafford last night

9:57am Friday 27th July 2012

WILTSHIRE-BASED Team GB coach Stuart Pearce adopted philosophical stance as the men's team began their Olympic Games campaign with a 1-1 draw against Senegal at Old Trafford.

OLYMPIC GAMES: Tosi takes the reins

Wiltshire Times: Marston-based Brazilian rider Marcelo Tosi

4:00pm Thursday 26th July 2012

BRAZILIAN event rider Marcelo Tosi will leave his Wiltshire base focussed on putting in a top performance for his nation at London 2012.

OLYMPIC GAMES: Fredericks hails Bendigo's owners

Wiltshire Times: Clayton Fredericks and Bendigo

3:56pm Tuesday 24th July 2012

CLAYTON Fredericks has paid tribute to the owners of Bendigo, the horse on which he will go for Olympic gold in a matter of days.

OLYMPICS: Relay team can rely on Talbot

4:30pm Saturday 21st July 2012

DANNY Talbot gave the Great Britain selectors a timely nudge that he should be a first choice for the Olympics sprint relay team when he clocked a personal best in Swizterland on Tuesday night.

ATHLETICS: Talbot revs up for Grand Prix

Wiltshire Times: Danny Talbot with his European Championship medal

10:23am Wednesday 11th July 2012

OLYMPICS-BOUND sprinter Danny Talbot has received another pre-Games boost after receiving a late invite to compete in the prestigious Aviva London Grand Prix this weekend.

PARALYMPICS: Dunham's 'surprise' over Games exclusion

Wiltshire Times: Anne Dunham and Teddy

11:00am Tuesday 10th July 2012

ANNE Dunham admits her first-ever failure to make a Paralympic dressage team came as "a surprise'', but has backed the Great Britain team to maintain their unbeaten Games record at London 2012.

OLYMPICS: Greene to captain Great Britain athletics team

Wiltshire Times: Dai Greene

1:08pm Monday 9th July 2012

WORLD 400 metres hurdles champion Dai Greene will captain Great Britain's athletics team at the Olympics.

OLYMPICS: Call for Danny is the game changer

Wiltshire Times: Proud mum Margaret Talbot with her son Danny after the news he had been selected for the British team at the Olympics

3:00pm Saturday 7th July 2012

WHEN Danny Talbot received the phone call that would reveal his Olympic destiny on Tuesday morning, it was one of the most nerve-wracking experiences of his life.

OLYMPICS: Royal appointment rounds off the perfect day

Wiltshire Times: Francesca Fox in her Team GB kit

1:00pm Saturday 7th July 2012

FRANCESCA Fox and her Great Britain rhythmic gymnastics team received the royal seal of approval from HRH Princess Anne earlier this week as they were kitted out for the Olympic Games.

OLYMPICS: Our dream come true

Wiltshire Times: Danny Talbot with his European Championship medal

6:00pm Friday 6th July 2012

HILPERTON can boast two Olympians this summer after Danny Talbot and Francesca Fox both had their places at London 2012 confirmed this week.

PARALYMPICS: Dunham second and third at Hartpury

Wiltshire Times: Anne Dunham and Teddy at Stoneleigh

5:21pm Wednesday 4th July 2012

BROAD Hinton Paralympian Anne Dunham filled the minor placings as Great Britain teammate Sophie Christiansen claimed a big win in an International Para-Dressage competition at Hartpury's Festival of Dressage in Gloucestershire today.

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