Laura Trott Kenny.
With four Olympic gold medals, having won both the team pursuit and the omnium at both the 2012 and 2016 games, Kenny is both the most successful female track cyclist in Olympic history (behind only Dutch track and road legend Leontien van Moorsel among all female cyclists), and Great Britain's most successful Olympic female competitor in any sport.
Since first appearing at the European Track Championships in 2010, she has won seven World Championship, a record ten European Championship and one Commonwealth Games titles, as part of a total of 29 medals. On the road, Kenny won the British National Road Race Championships in 2014, taking the under-23 title in the same race, and has ridden for the Matrix Fitness Pro Cycling team since 2015.
Happy birthday to Laura Trott Kenny ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
Big thanks to the O’Dea brothers Sam and Ben for swinging by for a pint and a dumpling feed last night on Vibe With Me Jam Night! These two handsome men made NZ proud when they took home bronze medals at the Commonwealth Games 🏐👏🏼
Sean Safo - Antwi is a British born Ghanaian sprinter. He represented Ghana at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and also competed at the world indoor championships for Ghana in 2018 . Earlier in his career, Sean represented Britain before making the switch to represent Ghana. Sean has a personal-best in the hundred metres of 10.14 and 21.33 for 200m and 6.55 for the 60m. and recently competed in the 2018 Commonwealth games in Australia.
Sean told us that when he was a child, he used to love running simply for the sake of running and would often run to the point of exhaustion. As time went on though, running without a purpose wasn't enough. Sean said he used to love to test himself, whether that was racing almost like some kind of terminator against the local buses or racing his peers as the fastest in his age group in the neighbourhood, more often than not though it was against the older boys. He really was that fast and he knew it.
As Sean got older he developed a passion for anything to do with athletics, whether that was taking part himself or just watching the sport. Sean told us that from being a young child, he began to dream about running in the Olympics. One of the issues in fulfilling those dreams, was that the area he grew up in had it's own particular challenges and Sean admitted it would have been easy to lose focus and get involved in crime, like so many of his peers. He admitted he had gone down the wrong path at times but thankfully realised that he had a chance to better himself but he also knew that to do that, it would be a battle and that he would have to fight his way out. That’s when he made the decision to throw his focus back into athletics, knowing that with his gift, if he put in the work, the rewards would eventually come.
Sean is so thankful that he was brought up to believe in God, to pray and to be consistent, knowing that God was always there to help him in those challenging times and even now. He said" My Faith has helped me stay focused, it's allowed me to trust in God knowing that God has a great plan for me." (Read the full story on Facebook at Fight for the Fatherless 2017)
This is our last day together before my buddy Borobi and I go our separate ways and he just wanted to pass on his sincere message to those who matter the most - It was an absolute pleasure working with those people behind the scenes of the Opening & Closing Ceremony who dedicated their life, soul, blood, sweat and tears, even a massive lack of sleep. Then only to be crucified by many who have the right to their own opinions (Congrats humans) We get whatever Xmas tree is given to us and we do our very best to decorate the hell out of it. We are proud of our achievements and we stand by them regardless of the outcome. Easy to sit on your throne and judge, maybe next time jump in, apply for a position, volunteer and put your skills to good use, because actions speak louder than words or social media posts. These volunteers (The Games Shapers), all those behind the scenes, actually everyone involved in this process should feel proud of being part of something bigger than ourselves.
Borobi & Ricky
Commonwealth Games superstar @shayna_jack popped into the salon yesterday for some hair love and seriously... Could she be more delightful 🖤 Thanks for visiting us Shayna we can’t wait to look after you again soon xx
Putting the rounds in with 2010 #commonwealthgames medalist🥉now pro boxer 🤛🏻
Getting ready for May 5 👀 my first time boxing on the big stage as a professional.. thanks to my management @sjam_boxing ✅ it’s gonna be a blast 🕺🏻 @hayemakerboxing 🥊 #hayebellew#therematch at @theo2london 👌🏻 -
Thanks to GOD🙏🏻✝️
At #sportwales this evening with 11 year old table tennis champion Anna Hurley fresh from her record breaking trip to the Commonwealth Games.
If that wasn't enough she also speaks Mandarin.
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It was a pleasure to work at the #goldcoast2018#commonwealthgames .
I met alot of good heads up there, And I Made some even better memories.
This was taken at Robina stadium inside the Bond fitness training centre where the rugby 7 teams trained and warmed up before battle.