Double Commonwealth Gold Medallist makes a splash in Hinckley

Posted: Thu, 13 Feb 2014 17:20

Double Commonwealth Gold Medallist makes a splash in Hinckley

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Legacy Roadshow

Inspiring everyone to achieve their own legacy

Swimming star Ross Davenport will take part in the highly successful Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport's (LRS) Legacy Roadshow on Wednesday 5th February 2014.

Ross' greatest individual races came at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne 2006, where he took individual 200m gold. To cap this off, he was also part of the gold medal-winning 4 x 200m relay team.

During his visit, Ross visited Hinckley Leisure Centre and told young swimmers of the future what it took for him to win his medals and accolades, in addition to his experiences from London 2012. Ross was also on hand to offer his advice and to present the prizes at the Hinckley & Bosworth School Games Level 2 Swimming Gala.

On the back of the hugely successful Leicester-Shire & Rutland Olympic & Paralympic Roadshow programme in 2012/13, Leicester-Shire & Rutland (LRS) have developed a more wide reaching programme for 2013/2014.

The Leicester-Shire & Rutland Legacy Roadshow is a series of elite athlete visits to schools, clubs and community settings throughout Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland. The Roadshow will engage Olympic and Paralympic athletes and also those from different sports, to inspire young people to take part in more sport and physical activity. The programme will also work with smaller groups within schools around more targeted workshops.

In the 67 visits undertaken in 2012/13, the Roadshow engaged over 15,000 people of which 12,500 were aged under 19. 15 Olympic and Paralympic athletes were involved in delivering a variety of different workshops, inspiring talks and practical sessions.

Using the inspiring memories of London 2012, LRS hopes that Legacy Roadshow can continue to motivate young people to lead more active lifestyles and hopefully unearth some elite stars of the future.

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