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Sporting Inspirations

In the lead up to BBC SPOTY, we've been talking about who inspires us in the world of British sport. Take a look below at some of the British sports stars that have inspired our teachers over the years.

Mr Trantum

"My British inspiration is the whole of Team GB from the Olympics in London 2012. They brought a whole new lease of life to British sport and managed to inspire a whole generation of people to get involved in sport."

 

Mrs Ellis

“My inspiration is Lindford Christie because I remember watching him as a child. This kick started my interest in athletics and inspired me to join my school’s athletics team.”

 

Mrs Clyne

"My British inspiration is Roger Bannister. He broke the sub 4 minute mile on 6th May 1954. He came from a generation where athletes weren't paid for doing their jobs, so he paved the way for professional athletes."

 

Mrs Murray

“My British inspiration is Gary Lineker. Whilst he was playing football he never received a yellow or a red card. He is a role model for our young people, epitomising the meaning of fair play in sport.”

 

Mrs Perry

"My British inspiration is Jasmin Paris, an ultrarunner and the first woman to win the the Spine race outright in 83 hours, 12 minutes and 23 seconds. Jasmin is determined and courageous, not to mention super fit and healthy."

 

Ms Tipping

"My British inspiration is Lewis Hamilton. Hard work, dedication and resilience are all qualities he possesses and are all reasons why he has become such a success story. His sport is also pretty exciting!"