With the announcement of Karina Bryant’s retirement yesterday I wanted to reblog this post from May 2012. Karina is an amazing athlete and deserves our support in whatever she wishes to do now….
It’s taken a week and a half but I couldn’t let Karina’s bronze medal at the Europeans past without a post.
The Europeans were in Chelyabinks and Great Britain Sent 21 athletes, only one medalled – Karina Bryant. Sarah Clark and Sally Conway came 5th and 7th respectively.
It should be noted UK sport base their funding on Olympic, World and European medals. The funding is based upon potential to deliver at an Olympic games and this is derived from the World and European medals (of course there are other criteria). Funding for an Olympic cycle is therefore based upon performance in the previous cycle i.e. 2008-2012 funding was based upon our 2004-2008 performance in OG, worlds and Europeans. We should look at these and the ones through this present Olympic cycle.
2005 Euro – GBR won, 1G, 2S and 1B
2005 Worlds – GBR won 1G & 2S.
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