Great Britain Truly Are GREAT When It Comes To Athletics…Finally!

OK, so we may not compete on the overall medal standings with the mighty athletic nation of the US, and China just have too many to choose from to not compete on the world stage, but aside from them…we’re right up there now! It seems all the years of investment into track and field, and of course all of the other disciplines that we always do well in such as rowing, cycling and so on, has finally paid off. And the European team reinforced the statement I made in the title by claiming a record medal haul of 12 gold, 5 silver and 6 bronze medals. All-Athletics.com considered this Eurpoean Championships to be the best championships since the multi- day competitions began in 2001. This was in part because of the great hosting, but also for the many records that were broken including the British women’s 4x100m relay! Then we had the ‘Wonderful Wednesday’ which saw James Desaolu, Tiffany Porter and the one and only Mo Farah all add gold medals to the GB tally. All in all then, the plucky Brits are doing pretty darn well right now.

Source

All Athletics Weekly, (2014). European Championships : Zurich Highlights. Retrieved 19th August, 2014, from http://www.athleticsweekly.com/featured/european-championships-zurich-highlights-10678/

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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