GDST girls to compete in Rio 2016

We are delighted that four GDST alumnae and one current student will be competing in a range of events at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio. Representing Team GB in Rio will be:

Hannah Mills competing in the women’s 470 class sailing event. She won a silver medal in the same event at London 2012. Hannah is an alumna of Howell’s School, Llandaff.

Ellie Robinson a current pupil at Northampton High School will be taking part in the para-swimming events in the Paralympic Games. She has already enjoyed considerable success in a number of recent national and international championships.

Emma Pooley competing in the road cycling time trial (for which she won silver in Beijing 2008) and road race. She was also world time trial champion in 2010. Emma is an alumna of Norwich High School.

Fiona Bigwood in the Equestrian Dressage. Fiona is a highly experienced dressage rider winning silver medals at both the World and European Championships, in 2010 and 2015 respectively. She is an alumna of Croydon High School.

Sam Quek, a former pupil of Birkenhead High School Academy, is part of Team GB’s women’s field hockey team. She won a silver medal as part of the England Hockey team at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and won gold with England at the European Championships in 2015.

We wish our girls, and the whole of Team GB the very best of luck!

Collage of women in the olympics

As part of the build up to the Games, we have put together an interactive timeline chronicling the changing role of women at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in the modern era.

It also includes the achievements and impact that former GDST pupils have had on the Games.

View the timeline.