THREE Olympic heroes from previous Games were the stars at a special SporTedd fund-raising dinner at the Wharf riverside restaurant in Teddington, Middlesex. It was 539 days since the last SporTedd dinner on January 28th 2020 when former England rugby World Cup winning coach Sir Clive Woodard was the VIP guest.
Roger Black, a 400 metre and 4 x 400 metre relay silver medallist in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Christine Ohuruogu, who won Olympic gold in the 400 metres in Beijing 2008 and silver at London 2012 and Mark Hunter, gold medal winner in the lightweight double scull in the 2008 Beijing Olympics with Zac Purchase and silver in the London Olympics 2012 were the guests last Tuesday.
They told of their Olympic experiences and challenges as well as life after an Olympic triumph at a dinner for the community group SporTedd (www.sportedd.co.uk)
The raffle prizes included a signed Andy Murray shirt and tennis racquet, a signed England rugby shirt, a British & Irish Lions shirt, two tickets for The Hundred cricket competition at Lord’s and a set of Masuri cricket gear including gloves, pads and helmet.
Chair, Stuart Higgins: “It’s just great to be out and meeting people again. Our guests were just happy to be chatting and loved the storytelling of our Olympic guests. It was a fantastic night.”
If you are interested in supporting local sport-themed projects in the area and want to become a member for £100 a year please go to www.sportedd.co.uk