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The road to Rio

By Herald Express  |  Posted: December 13, 2012

By TOM RENDLE AND LAWRIE CATE

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WE had a great summer of sport with the Olympics in 2012.

Looking back over the year it truly was an inspiring one.

The Olympics highlighted the range of young talent. But as the Olympics are over for another few years is the legacy over?

The South West watched the likes of Tom Daley with bated breath, and it's certain it will do so again in another four years' time.

So NO, the legacy is not over, it's just beginning with the new generation of young talented sportsmen and women.

At both schools we have aspiring athletes preparing to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games.

At TBGS there are many aspiring athletes: George Fearnley is one of the school's and nations' best swimmers and has great potential for the 2016 Olympics.

We also have Dan Chow who is one of the best badminton players in the whole country and has celebrated great success and also played all around the world from Wales to countries such as Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Belgium and many more — but he has yet to play in a competition like the Olympics.

At Torquay Academy we too have a handful of athletes like Natasha Bradley, and Hayden Green who both number one in there age groups for BMX racing and both compete at national level.

Watch this space to see if the likes of Fearnley and Bradley are names reported on in Rio!

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