All the latest news from our Wiltshire contenders in the London 2012 Olympics

James Gray, MP for North Wiltshire - Any influx from the east needs to be constrained

3:05pm Thursday 19th December 2013

Unless we can do something pretty dramatic and urgent about it, our shores will be open as of the New Year to the populations of Romania and Bulgaria, whose economies, being so very much poorer than ours, will inevitably see real benefits from coming here.

PARALYMPICS: Stephanie salutes impact of Games

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Stephanie Millward

10:00am Saturday 15th September 2012

Paralympic Games heroine Stephanie Millward thinks Great Britain’s exploits at London 2012 have bridged the gap between disabled and able-bodied athletes.

PARALYMPIC GAMES: Silver Service

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Stephanie Millward has picked up three Paralympic Games medals so far

2:00pm Thursday 6th September 2012

STEPHANIE Millward hopes her Paralympic exploits can give encouragement to fellow multiple sclerosis sufferers after leading Wiltshire’s medal charge at London 2012.

PARALYMPIC GAMES: Second final for Moores

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Aaron Moores, with his silver medal

11:23am Thursday 6th September 2012

Trowbridge's Aaron Moores continued his dream Paralympic Games debut as he made it in to the final of the SB14 100m breaststroke this morning.

PARALYMPIC GAMES: Millward chases medley medal

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Stephanie Millward (left) with gold medal winner Natalie Du Toit after the 400m freestyle final tonight

11:08am Thursday 6th September 2012

CORSHAM Paralympic Games star Stephanie Millward will go in search of her fourth London 2012 medal later today after she made it through her heat in the SM9 200m individual medley this morning.

PARALYMPIC GAMES: Davies stuns on games debut while Trowbridge clubmate Moores shines

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Trowbridge ASC's Chloe Davies

11:37am Friday 31st August 2012

 

PARALYMPIC GAMES: Millward storms into 100m backstroke final

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Stephanie Millward

10:53am Friday 31st August 2012

Wiltshire swim star Stephanie Millward is in to this evening's S9 100m backstroke final at the Paralympic Games after winning her heat this morning.

PARALYMPIC GAMES: Millward fifth in fly final

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Corsham’s Stephanie Millward

7:43pm Thursday 30th August 2012

Wiltshire Paralympic star Stephanie Millward was fifth in the S9 100m butterfly final at London 2012 this evening.

PARALYMPICS: Chloe’s London 2012 bid overwhelms proud mum

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Trowbridge ASC's Chloe Davies

2:30pm Saturday 25th August 2012

NANCY Davies says that she’s expecting the feeling of watching her 13-year-old daughter Chloe take the to the water at the Paralympic Games in London next week to be “overwhelming”.

OLYMPICS: Homecoming hero ready for Rio?

1:00pm Saturday 25th August 2012

WILTSHIRE Olympic hero Ed McKeever says that he hasn’t ruled out the possibility of taking to the water again at Rio 2016 but he will give the Brazilian water a trial run before making any decisions.

PARALYMPICS: Aaron gets by with a little help from his friends

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Aaron Moores

12:30pm Saturday 25th August 2012

TROWBRIDGE swimmer Aaron Moores says he will be leaning on the support of his teammates in his battle against nerves on his Paralympic debut at London 2012.

PARALYMPICS: Hunt hitting form ahead of London

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Wiltshire’s Louise Hunt reached the women’s consolation final at the British Open

4:30pm Friday 24th August 2012

Louise Hunt’s final two tournaments before her Paralympic Games debut in London have seen the Wiltshire player reach her third ITF 1 Series doubles semi-final of the season at the Belgian Open and finish runner-up in the women’s consolation final at the British Open.

OLYMPICS: His best 110 strokes yet

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Bradford on Avon hero Ed McKeever celebrates after crossing the line at Dorney Lake

6:00am Sunday 19th August 2012

DAN BARNES on the day the quiet man from Bradford on Avon made a big noise at the Olympic Games

OLYMPICS: Francesca's trip to remember

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Francesca Fox performs during the British group’s first ball routine last week

5:00pm Saturday 18th August 2012

HILPERTON Olympian Francesca Fox is counting her blessings, despite the freak accident that left her with ankle ligament damage at London 2012.

OLYMPICS: Talbot gets a lift from relay

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Danny Talbot (far right) makes the ill-fated handover to teammate Adam Gemili during last Friday’s 4x100m relay heat in which Great Britain were disqualified

3:30pm Saturday 18th August 2012

DANNY Talbot insists that he won’t be letting his head drop after his whirlwind Olympic debut that saw the Team GB 4x100m relay team disqualified in last Friday’s heats.

OLYMPICS: Wearing gold no easy task for Olympic hero Ed

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Bradford on Avon club's Olympic gold medal delight

4:33pm Tuesday 14th August 2012

AFTER dealing with the weight of expectation in the lead up to London 2012, there has been a different weight to bear for Bradford on Avon’s Ed McKeever since he took to the water last weekend – but the Team GB kayak king isn’t too upset over the strain of carrying an Olympic gold medal.

OLYMPIC GAMES: Ed accepts Bolt comparison

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Ed McKeever toasts his gold medal

4:48pm Sunday 12th August 2012

ED McKeever said he finally deserves comparisons with the fastest man in the world after winning gold in the 200m sprint kayak at Eton Dorney yesterday.

OLYMPIC GAMES: Ed McKeever storms to Olympic gold

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Ed McKeever celebrates becoming Olympic champion

10:05am Saturday 11th August 2012

Bradford on Avon's Ed McKeever claimed Great Britain's 26th gold medal this morning as he stormed to victory in the k1 200m sprint final.

OLYMPICS: Games are all about the experience for Sophie

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Sophie Williams

9:00am Saturday 11th August 2012

WINSLEY Olympian Sophie Williams thinks she gained all the experience she needed to nurture her sabre career from her abrupt appearance at London 2012 last week.

OLYMPIC GAMES: Talbot 'devastated' after baton mix-up

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Danny Talbot's Team GB team-mate Adam Gemili shows his disappointment after tonight's 4x100m relay heat

8:07pm Friday 10th August 2012

TROWBRIDGE Tornado Danny Talbot's Olympic debut ended in disappointment as Team GB's men were disqualified from their 4x100m relay heat after failing their final baton changeover.

OLYMPIC GAMES: Fox and Team GB gymnasts wow Wembley

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Rachel Smith, Louisa Pouli, Jade Faulkner, Frankie Fox, Lynee Hutchinson, coach Sarah Moon and Georgina Cassar celebrate their routine at Wembley Arena earlier today

7:26pm Friday 10th August 2012

Hilperton rhythmic gymnast Francesca Fox and her Team GB team-mates left Wembley Arena with their heads held high earlier today as they brought their London 2012 adventure to a close.

OLYMPIC GAMES: McKeever storms into final

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Ed McKeever competes in his Olympic heat at Eton Dorney this morning

12:00pm Friday 10th August 2012

BRADFORD on Avon paddler Ed McKeever roared into the Olympic final of the K1 200m canoe sprint event with victories in his heat and semi final at Eton Dorney this morning.

OLYMPICS: Olympics not the Finish for Lucinda

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Lucinda Fredericks hopes to keep working with Flying Finish, the horse she competed on at London 2012.

12:00pm Friday 10th August 2012

LITTLE Cheverell-based Australian Olympian Lucinda Fredericks is plotting an even closer relationship with her ride Flying Finish after being impressed by his showing at London 2012 last week.

OLYMPICS: In-form Talbot is revved up for relay

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Danny Talbot, pictured in his Team GB Olympic kit at Sunday's kitting-out ceremony in Loughborough

7:00pm Thursday 9th August 2012

DANNY Talbot’s coach is adamant that he stands a great chance of being selected for the heats of the Olympics 4x100m relay tonight (7.45pm), writes KEVIN FAHEY.

OLYMPICS: Relaxed Ed faces moment of truth

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Ed McKeever

7:00pm Thursday 9th August 2012

ED McKeever has been described as the Usain Bolt of canoe sprinting and the 28-year-old is confident that he has what it takes to repeat the Jamaican’s heroics at London 2012.

OLYMPICS: Games thrill for Francesca

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Francesca Fox (centre) and GB's rhythmic group perform at Wembley Arena today

5:23pm Thursday 9th August 2012

HILPERTON'S Francesca Fox admitted she was overwhelmed as Great Britain's team finally realised their dream of competing at the Olympic Games at Wembley Arena this afternoon.

OLYMPICS: Francesca lives the dream

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Francesca Fox (centre) and the Team GB group were performing yesterday afternoon

10:39am Thursday 9th August 2012

HILPERTON’S Francesca Fox and her Team GB rhythmic group’s long journey to an Olympic appearance was due to end yesterday afternoon.

OLYMPICS: We're watching and hoping

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Janice and Derek McKeever will watch their son Ed compete for Olympic gold next week

9:00am Sunday 5th August 2012

Owen Houlihan meets the parents of Bradford on Avon’s gold medal hopeful Ed McKeever, ahead of his bid for canoe sprint glory at London 2012 next week

OLYMPICS: I learned so much, says Sophie

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Sophie Williams, right, takes evasive action during her first-round defeat to Italy’s Irene Vecchi

6:00pm Friday 3rd August 2012

WINSLEY fencer Sophie Williams insists her brief experience as an Olympian will leave her better prepared to take on the world in the Games in Rio in four years’ time.

OLYMPICS: Bronze boost after individual medal eludes Andrew

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Nicholson and Nereo complete the show jumping phase at Greenwich Park

MARLBOROUGH rider Andrew Nicholson admits that he was “gutted” to miss out on an individual eventing medal at London 2012 – but was more than happy to celebrate helping New Zealand secure team bronze.

OLYMPICS: Jonelle's joy at debut medal

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: New Zealand (far right), including Mildenhall’s Jonelle Richards and Marlborough’s Andrew Nicholson, celebrate their bronze medals alongside gold medallists Germany and Great Britain (left), who won silver

4:30pm Thursday 2nd August 2012

MILDENHALL rider Jonelle Richards set her sights on future Olympic success with horse Flintstar after picking up a team bronze medal on her Games debut.

OLYMPIC GAMES: Pearce going for gold

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Pearce pleased with GB victory

11:28am Thursday 2nd August 2012

STUART Pearce saw his Great Britain side take a step closer to an Olympic medal by beating Uruguay last night but insists gold is the only colour he is planning for.

OLYMPIC GAMES: Golden girls defy the odds

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: OLYMPIC ROWING: Stanning breaks the formula

8:12am Thursday 2nd August 2012

ACADEMICS have worked out that it takes 10,000 hours of training to make an Olympic champion – but they clearly haven't met Larkhill Army captain Heather Stanning and Helen Glover, who defy their proven formula with a much more simple to understand combination of dedication and determination.

OLYMPIC GAMES DAY FIVE: Pearce's men into Olympic quarter finals

11:22pm Wednesday 1st August 2012

TEAM GB boss Stuart Pearce saulted his side as they booked their place in the quarter finals of the Olympic men's football tournament with a 1-0 win at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium tonight.

OLYMPIC GAMES DAY FIVE: Williams' early exit in fencing

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Sophie Williams

2:30pm Wednesday 1st August 2012

WINSLEY'S Sophie Williams made an early exit in the women's sabre at the Olympic Games in London this afternoon.

OLYMPIC GAMES DAY FIVE: Stanning and Glover win Britain's first 2012 gold medal

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Heather Stanning (front) and Helen Glove celebrate after their victory

12:13pm Wednesday 1st August 2012

GREAT Britain celebrated their first gold medal of the London Olympic Games after Larkhill Army captain Heather Stanning  and Helen Glover stormed to victory in the final of the women's pair.

OLYMPIC GAMES DAY FIVE: Rowbotham's quad into final

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Steve Rowbotham (far left) in action during the first heat of the men's quadruple sculls on Saturday

11:45am Wednesday 1st August 2012

SWINDON-BORN Steve Rowbotham will be part of the first British quadruple scull to compete in an Olympic final after Great Britain came through their semi this morning.

OLYMPIC GAMES: Wiltshire riders toast eventing bronze

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Andrew Nicholson and Nereo (Picture by Al Crook)

8:31am Wednesday 1st August 2012

ANDREW Nicholson and Jonelle Richards picked up bronze medals for New Zealand yesterday in the Olympic team eventing in London and Nicholson went close to doubling his tally.

OLYMPIC GAMES: Sophie’s big day arrives

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Sophie Williams

9:00am Wednesday 1st August 2012

WINSLEY fencer Sophie Williams’ dream comes true on Wednesday when she represents Great Britain in the women’s individual sabre event at London 2012. The 22-year-old’s selection fore the Games, ahead of higher-ranked compatriots, caused controversy earlier this summer, but the Truro-based competitor is hoping to lay down a marker for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. “We’re all very aware that it’s fantastic to be selected but we’ve also got a job to do and we’re still focussed on that very much,” she said.

OLYMPIC GAMES DAY FIVE: Stanning hopes to start British gold rush

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Heather Stanning Photo: Intersport Images/GB Rowing Team

8:35am Wednesday 1st August 2012

LARKHILL army captain Heather Stanning and partner Helen Glover were carrying the hopes and expectations of a nation on their shoulders this morning as they went for gold in the Olympic final of the women's pair.

OLYMPIC GAMES DAY FOUR: Miley seventh in 200m IM final

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Hannah Miley in action

9:28pm Tuesday 31st July 2012

HANNAH Miley declared herself delighted with her London 2012 efforts after finishing seventh in tonight’s 200m individual medley final.

OLYMPIC GAMES DAY FOUR: Team bronze for Nicholson and Richards

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Marlborough's Andrew Nicholson

3:20pm Tuesday 31st July 2012

WILTSHIRE eventers Andrew Nicholson and Jonelle Richards clinched an Olympic medal today as New Zealand won team bronze at Greenwich Park.

OLYMPIC GAMES: Nicholson still frustrated by dressage 'handicap'

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Lucinda Fredericks and Flying Finish during yesterday's cross country at Greenwich Park

9:27am Tuesday 31st July 2012

ANDREW Nicholson was in no mood to forgive and forget after doing his level best to rescue his and New Zealand’s Olympic team eventing hopes yesterday.

OLYMPIC GAMES DAY THREE: Miley reaches second final

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Hannah Miley in action

9:40pm Monday 30th July 2012

SWINDON-BORN Hannah Miley stormed through to tomorrow’s Olympic Games 200m medley final after an impressive second place finish in her semi-final at the Aquatics Centre.

OLYMPIC GAMES DAY THREE: Nicholson in medal contention after eventing cross country

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Andrew Nicholson

7:00pm Monday 30th July 2012

MARLBOROUGH'S Andrew Nicholson remains in contention for an Olympic eventing medal after the conclusion of the cross country phase of the competition today.

OLYMPIC GAMES DAY THREE: Miley into 200m IM semi finals

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Hannah Miley in 200m IM action in the Aquatics Centre this morning

11:52am Monday 30th July 2012

SWINDON-BORN swimmer Hannah Miley qualified 10th-fastest for the semi-finals of the 200m individual medley at London Aquatics Centre this morning.

OLYMPIC GAMES: Turner hoping for second chance

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: grant turner.jpg

11:01am Monday 30th July 2012

SWINDON swimmer Grant Turner’s Olympic dream may not be over just yet despite missing out on a place in the final of the 4x100m freestyle relay.

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9:00am Monday 30th July 2012

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OLYMPIC GAMES: Pearce wary of rising pressure

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Stuart Pearce at Old Trafford last night

8:30am Monday 30th July 2012

STUART Pearce admitted the pressure on his Great Britain side would reach another level on Wednesday after watching them set-up a sudden death Olympic clash with Uruguay.

OLYMPIC GAMES DAY TWO: Australian start pleases Fredericks

9:36pm Sunday 29th July 2012

CLAYTON and Lucinda Fredericks expressed their satisfaction with both their team and individual positions as the Little Cheverell-based couple both claimed top 10 places as the dressage phases of the Olympic eventing concluded at Greenwich Park today.




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