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Olympic athlete visits Henry Beaufort

On Tuesday 13th May the Henry Beaufort school was lucky enough to have a visit from Dani King; Team GB Cycling star, with her London Olympic Gold medal.

On Tuesday 13th May the Henry Beaufort school was lucky enough to have a visit from Dani King; Team GB Cycling star, with her London Olympic Gold medal.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, King won a gold medal for the team pursuit and the team also set a new world record time of 3:14:051 in this event. She has also won the title of World Champion. It is fair to say she has dominated track cycling over the past 4 years.

Dani was also appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for her services to cycling – an amazing achievement.

Dani has just finished the first ever Women’s Professional Road race – the Tour of Britain. Over the 5 days they raced 500km! Dani races for team Wiggle Honda.

Year 7 and 8 students listened to how Dani took up cycling at the age of 14 and quickly made progress up to representing Team GB, they also asked lots of questions – the popular one being about injuries!

A great opportunity for the students to meet a Olympic Gold medalist and actually see the medal!