For the first time in 125 years of Olympic Games Team GB has taken more women than men. Our Great British Team has 376 athletes with 22 reserve athletes all waiting to compete across 26 sporting levels at the Tokyo games. Out of the team of 376 athletes there are 122 returning Olympians of which 51 are returning Olympic medallists. So far GB has won 5 gold, 6 silver and 4 bronze medals, ranking 6 in the world. With super stars at the helm pushing for more gold medals such as:
Laura Kenny cyclist, who has four Olympic gold medals, having won both the team pursuit and the omnium at both the 2012 and 2016 games, she is the most successful female track cyclist in Olympic history.
Jade Jones taekwondo, Jade is the 2012 and 2016 Olympic gold medallist in the women’s 57 kg category, and the 2019 World champion, 2016, 2018 and 2021 European champion and 2015 European Games champion. In 2012, she won Britain’s first taekwondo Olympic gold medal in this category.
Helen Glover a champion rower Ranked the number 1 female rower in the world in 2015-16, she is a two-time Olympic champion, triple World champion, quintuple World Cup champion and quadruple European champion.
Charlotte Dujardin our superb equestrian star The most successful British dressage rider in the history of the sport and the winner of all major titles and world records in the sport, Dujardin has been described as the dominant dressage rider of her era
With these great champions competing Great Britain will surely be in for a lot more gold medals. Watch this space!