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TEAM GB TOP MEDAL CONTENDERS

Posted on 29 Jan 2017, by Jonathan Griffiths

The IAAF World Athletics Championships in 2017 are a huge opportunity for GB’s top athletes. The championships are also a huge opportunity for your company to host your top clients and colleagues in a prestigious hospitality suite. The headlines next summer will be buzzing with anticipation about Team GB’s athletes and their medal chances. You could be at the heart of it all, witnessing it first hand with your clients whilst enjoying first class hospitality. 

Here are the top GB medal contenders that you could see perform next summer:

Mo Farah

Events:   5,000m and 10,000m (Session 1, Session 13)

  • Most decorated athlete in British athletics history
  • First man ever to complete quadruple-double – victories in the 5,000m and 10,000m at successive World Championships and Olympic Games (2012, 2013, 2015, 2016) 

Mo has said that he plans to end his track career in 2017. He told the BBC after his victories in Rio: “In 2017, I'd like to end it on the track, and then we'll see what we can do in the marathon.” Mo will be eager to go out on a high in front of his home fans. 

 

Mo Farah stats

 

Greg Rutherford

Event: Long Jump (Session 3)

  • Won gold in the long jump on ‘Super Saturday’ at London 2012
  • Bronze medallist at Rio 2016

After taking bronze in Rio this year, Rutherford admitted that he was ‘disappointed’ to miss out on gold. Greg will be eager to take the top spot again as he returns to compete at the site of his famous London 2012 victory.

 

Greg Rutherford long jump

 

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

Event: Heptathlon (Session 2, Session 3, Session 4, Session 5)

  • Jumped 1.98m in her heptathlon high jump in Rio – a new British record – which would have been enough to win gold in the specialist high jump event
  • Placed 15th at London 2012 and 6th at Rio 2016

Johnson-Thompson sadly missed out on a medal in Rio, placing sixth after doing very well in the early events. Now with a new coach, Katarina will be eager to show her home fans what she’s capable of.

 

Katerina

 

Sophie Hitchon

Event: Hammer Throw (Session 2, Session 6)

  • British record holder with throw of 74.54m at 2016 Rio Olympics
  • Her bronze medal in Rio ended a 28 year drought in women’s field events for GB


At London 2012 Sophie placed 12th in the hammer throw. She has since picked up the bronze in Rio, so hopes are high that she can pick up another medal, this time in front of the home fans. 

 

Hammer

 

Dina Asher-Smith


Events: 100m, 200m, 100m Relay (Session 2, Session 5, Session 8, Session 9, Session 11, Session 12, Session 13)

  • Aged just 21, holds British records for both 100m and 200m
  • Part of the women’s 4x100m team that took bronze in Rio, setting a new British record in the process

Dina is still at the beginning of her career. If she keeps improving at her current rate, Dina could well be in the medals at next summer’s IAAF World Athletics Championships. 

 

Dina Asher Smith

 

With Britain’s best athletes on show, the atmosphere in the London Stadium for the 2017 IAAF World Championships will be super-charged… If you’re there to experience it, you’ll remember it forever, as will your clients. When the feel-good  factor of seeing GB athletes succeed is associated with your brand, you’re on to a winner. 

Our exclusive hospitality packages give you the best Category tickets, first class service and exquisite food and beverages. 

 

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