Olympians and Paralympians to attend City's clash with Arsenal
THIS Saturday, at the Canaries’ home fixture with Arsenal, Norwich City and the Community Sports Foundation will host a group of local Olympians and Paralympians that competed at London 2012 this summer.
The athletes will be presented to fans at half time, along with several junior representatives who compete at a high level in their respective sports.
In attendance will be Anthony Ogogo, Mel Clarke, Colin Oates, Jessica Jane-Applegate, Amy Conroy and Anna Bentley.
Ogogo, who attended Norwich City Soccer Schools as a child, won a boxing bronze medal at the Olympics in the middleweight division.
Also present will be 16 year old Jessica-Jane Applegate from Great Yarmouth, who set a Paralympic record en route to a Gold medal in the S14 200m freestyle event.
Mel Clarke added a silver medal to the bronze she won four years ago in Beijing in the Paralympic women’s archery after being narrowly beaten by compatriot Danielle Brown, in a final which came down to the last arrow.
Fencer Anna Bentley was a member of the Foil team that reached the quarter-finals before losing to the formidable Italians 42-14, while Colin Oates finished equal seventh in -66kg Judo category.
Amy Conroy competed as part of the women’s wheelchair basketball team that finished seventh after a win against Mexico in their last match.
CSF Director Ian Thornton said: “This is a great chance for us all to show our respect and appreciation for a terrific summer of sport. These athletes played their part in inspiring a generation and we have noticed an increased enthusiasm for sport in our area as a result.”