TASS represented in force at Paralympics

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Between 7-18 September, the biggest multi-sport competition for elite disabled athletes will take centre stage in Rio. Scores of TASS alumni will be competing in the global competition.

Over the eleven days of the 2016 Paralympics:

• 4,350 athletes from 160 countries will compete for 528 medals across 23 sports
• 67 TASS-supported athletes will represent Team GB in the squad of 264
• Nathan Maguire (Liverpool John Moores) and Julie Rogers (Loughborough) are the most recent TASS alumni
• 50% of Team GB are competing at their first Games and for 72%, Rio is their first away Games
• Team GB has a medal target of 121, one more than London 2012

TASS-supported athletes competing in the Rio Paralympics 2016:

Julie Rogers
Nathan Maguire
Polly Maton
Sabrina Fortune

David Smith
Evie Edwards
Jamie McCowan
Kieran Steer
Patrick Wilson

Emma Wiggs
Jeanette Chippington

Corrine Hall
David Stone
Helen Scott

Natasha Baker
Sophie Wells

Emyle Rudder
Giles Moore
Jonathan Paterson
Michael Barker
Ollie Nugent
Ryan Kay

Jack Hodgson

Natalie Blake
Zoe Newson

Lorraine Lambert
Matthew Skelhon
Tim Jeffery

Alice Tai
Amy Marren
Ellie Simmonds
Hannah Russell
Lewis White
Matthew Wylie
Michael Jones
Ryan Crouch
Thomas Hamer

Table Tennis
Aaron McKibbin
Ashley Facey-Thompson
David Wetherill
Jack Hunter-Spivey
Jane Campbell
Kim Daybell
Will Bayley

David Hill
George Peasgood

Wheelchair Basketball
Men’s Team
Gaz Choudhry
Gregg Warburton
Kyle Marsh
Lee Manning
Simon Brown
Women’s Team
Amy Conroy
Emma Wiggs
Helen Freeman
Jordanna Bartlett
Judith Hamer
Laurie Williams
Sophie Carrigill

Wheelchair Fencing
Gemma Collis
Piers Gilliver

Wheelchair Rugby
Bulbul Hussain
Mandip Sehmi
Mike Kerr

Wheelchair Tennis
Andrew Lapthorne
David Phillipson
Louise Hunt
Marc McCarroll

Good luck to all athletes!