Alyssia and Dan are our Youth Olympians!
Alyssia Tromans-Ansell and Daniel Thompson have been selected to represent Team GB at the at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games.
Alyssia, from Cannock, and Dan, of Wrexham, won the quota places for Great Britain. Alyssia claimed one place by winning at the World Youth in Argentina last year and the GB selection shoot at this year’s Youth Festival. Dan secured his at the European Youth Championships at Patras, Greece.
Now the recurve cadets will fly out to Argentina for the Games which will run from 6-18 October. Archery begins on Saturday 13 October and ends the following Wednesday.
Performance Director David Tillotson said: “We are very proud of the achievement of both Alyssia and Dan in securing their selections with high levels of performance, taking podium places in their respective international competitions.
“Both have had excellent seasons, working hard with their coaches and we will be excited to follow their progress. This is an outstanding opportunity to progress their potential archery career.”
Team GB will compete in 17 of the 32 sports on the programme. Just under 4,000 of the world’s best young athletes from 206 nations will gather for the third Games. The first was held in Singapore in 2010, followed by Nanjing 2014.
The Games will also make history through its commitment to gender equality by becoming the first Olympic event to host the same number of male and female athletes with 1,999 of each set to compete in Argentina.