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The Athlete Lockdown Lowdown

11th November 2020

Ever wondered how National Lottery-funded athletes spent their time during lockdown? Catch up with our Athlete Lockdown Lowdowns to find out...

Adam Burgess- British Canoeing

Adam Burgess

Sport: Canoe Slalom

Age: 28

Hometown: Stoke-On-Trent

Lockdown Lowdown:

  • Raised £2,300 for the NHS Charities by completing 340 pull-ups in one day!
  • Encouraged people to stay active during lockdown by hosting free online yoga classes every week.
Kim Daybell- ITTF

Kim Daybell

Sport: Para Table Tennis

Age: 28

Hometown: Sheffield

Lockdown Lowdown

Since the beginning of lockdown, Kim Daybell has been working full time as a Junior Doctor on the NHS frontline, helping to manage COVID-19 patients at a hospital in North London.

Emily Defroand- England Hockey

Emily Defroand

Sport: Hockey

Age: 27

Hometown: Hornchurch

Lockdown Lowdown:

Launched ‘Cuppa & a Natter’: a series of 30-minute chats featuring an array of Olympians, Paralympians, and remarkable trailblazers within sport, streamed live on Instagram each week to celebrate incredible women in sport.

Benjamin Pritchard- Lucinda Douse All Mark One

Benjamin Pritchard

Sport: Para-Rowing

Age: 28

Hometown: Swansea

Lockdown Lowdown:

  • Appeared in webinars about using sporting credentials to work in education.
  • Voluntarily ran virtual PE lessons for families.
  • Competed in the first-ever Global Rowing Challenge, and won his PR1 event.

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