11 Sep 2012
The Leader of Stockport Council has acknowledged the achievements of the borough’s sports stars in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Stockport saw nine of its Olympians and 11 Paralympians take part in the recent Games, bringing home a total of nine medals.
Sarah Storey, who went to college in Stockport and started her Paralympic career at Stockport Metro Swimming Club, won an impressive four gold medals in Cycling.
Anthony Kappes, who lives in Hazel Grove, is also celebrating winning gold in the Men’s Individual B Sprint Cycling event.
Paralympic athlete Libby Clegg won a silver medal in the 100 metres.
Kate Walsh, who went to Priestnall School, captained the Women’s Hockey team to win a bronze medal, despite picking up a serious injury in the first match.
Athlete Jenny McLoughlin and swimmers James Clegg and Matthew Walker all brought home bronze medals.
Councillor Sue Derbyshire, Leader of Stockport Council, said: “I would like to offer my congratulations on behalf of the entire borough to all of our local Olympians and Paralympians that took part in the recent Games. It is a huge achievement to even qualify for such a prestigious and internationally renowned event”.
“I’m extremely proud of all of their achievements. These local heroes are an inspiration to our communities and young people. As a borough we really want to capture the enthusiasm and spirit inspired by the Games and build on that to create a positive legacy for Stockport’s residents.”
The Council is currently planning an event to recognise and congratulate them on their inspiring impact to the borough.
Stockport residents who were Games Makers at the Olympic or Paralympic Games are being encouraged to contact the Council so that their contribution can also be celebrated.
For more information email , visit www.stockport.gov.uk/2012 or call 0161 474 2012.