London 2012 Paralympics: Go Nigel…
With the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics fast approaching, we’re planning on supporting Trust member and Brakes fan Nigel Murray as he targets two gold medals in London.
Nigel is a seven times national champion and triple Paralympic medal winner in the sport of boccia. He won gold in the BC2 class during the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney, Australia. And although he only reached the quarter finals in Athens, four years later he followed this up with a silver medal in the same event, and a gold medal in the team event, during the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, China.
Since Beijing Nigel has continued to win medals with a bronze in the European championship individual event in 2009 and a silver at the World championship a year later. He was part of the team that took gold at the 2009 Euros. He is the current world number one.
I will be competing in the team competition (BC1/2 Team) which starts on the 2nd and the individual comp which starts a few days later. I would recommend the team comp as good viewing. It would be great to have some home town “Brakes” support at the venue.
We’re currently seeing if there’s enough interest for a group of us to travel to London to cheer Nigel on.
Date: Tuesday 4 September (event times 14:00-19:55 )
Men/Women Pairs, BC3: gold medal match, victory ceremony
Men/Women Pairs, BC4: gold medal match, victory ceremony
Men/Women Team, BC1/BC2: gold medal match, victory ceremony
Includes ExCeL day pass: 09:00-22:30 Sept 04 (PXE06) based on availability
Venue: ExCel Arena, Docklands, London.
(Note- not at Olympic Park).
Event tickets: £15 adult, Senior £5, Young person £5
We’re seeing how many people definitely want to go, and will book tickets in a block.
Transport: If there is enough interest then the Trust may organise a minibus (subject to availability). Alternatively there could be a car share.
If you fancy supporting Nigel, please email Nick Hallworth asap on firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
We wish Nigel all the best in London. Go Nigel!